71926 - Basics of Bulgarian

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  • Teacher Alexander Panov

  • Credits 6

  • SSD L-LIN/21

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Bulgarian

  • Campus of Forli

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Intercultural and Linguistic Mediation (cod. 8059)

Academic Year 2022/2023

Course contents

Phonology and graphical system
Vowels and vowel reduction in standard Bulgarian.
Consonants: soft and hard consonants. Regressive assimilation (voicing and devoicing).
Orthographical principles.
Nouns. Grammatical gender, number and definiteness. Vocative.
Pronouns. Clitics and clitic doubling.
Adjectives and adverbs. Formation of comparatives and superlatives.
Conjugations and prepositions.
Interjections and particles. Да, ли, не, си and се particles.
Verbs. I, II, III conjugation. Aspectual pairs. Tense system: present and future.
Declarative statements. Neutral and emphatic word order. Subject omission.
Polar questions and к-questions.
Negative statements. Double negation.
Basic types of complex sentences.


Laskova V. Corso di lingua bulgara. Livelli A1-B1. Con CD Audio formato MP3. Milano, Hoepli, 2016 (o altra edizione).

Altre informazioni e materiali saranno forniti a lezione.

Alcuni dizionari:

Grigorova, Violeta, Tsveta Tsankova. Dizionario Bulgaro-Italiano Italiano-Bulgaro. Zanichelli/Colibrì, 2004.

Kostadinova Giretti, Neli, Gianguido Manzelli. Dizionario bulgaro. Italiano-bulgaro, bulgaro-italiano. A. Vallardi, 1998.

Teaching methods

Traditional lectures, exercises and visuals (films and slides).

Assessment methods

Class participation and a prompt completion of homework assignments: 30% of the final grade.
Final exam (written test and oral examination): 70%.

Teaching tools

Audio and video materials.

Office hours

See the website of Alexander Panov