Bulgarian – Danchev transliteration system

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Bulgarian virtual keyboard

The Bulgarian virtual keyboard allows you to enter characters with a click of your mouse. There’s no need to change your keyboard layout anymore. The transliteration of each supported character is displayed on the right side of the character. You can then directly transliterate your text from one script to the other according to the selected transliteration system.

Language overview

Bulgarian (български език, transliterated as balgarski ezik) is an Indo-European language from the Slavic linguistic group. Written in the Cyrillic alphabet, it is spoken in the Balkans and counts about 10 million speakers, mainly in Bulgaria where it is the official language.

Transliteration system: Danchev

Andrey Danchev was a Bulgarian linguist and the co-author of “An English Dictionary of Bulgarian Names: Spelling and Pronunciation” in 1989 with Michael Holman, Ekaterina Dimova, and Milena Savova. Together, they designed a romanization system of Bulgarian known as the Danchev system.

Other transliteration systems for Bulgarian

The other currently supported transliteration systems for Bulgarian are: ALA-LC, Andreychin (UN), BGN/PCGN, ISO 9, and streamlined.


Intensive Bulgarian: A Textbook & Reference Grammar (Vol 1) Intensive Bulgarian: A Textbook & Reference Grammar (Vol 1)
by , editors University of Wisconsin Press (2000)

Intensive Bulgarian: A Textbook & Reference Grammar (Vol 2) Intensive Bulgarian: A Textbook & Reference Grammar (Vol 2)
by , editors University of Wisconsin Press (2000)

A comprehensive Bulgarian grammar for foreign learners
by , editors Daniela Ubenova (2000)

Le bulgare de poche Le bulgare de poche
by , editors Assimil (2009)

Parlons bulgare Parlons bulgare
by , editors L’Harmattan (1996)

Dicionário Editora de Português-Búlgaro Dicionário Editora de Português-Búlgaro
by , editors Porto (2006)

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Other supported languages

The other supported languages are: Abkhaz, Adyghe, Altai, Armenian (eastern, classical), Armenian (western), Azerbaijani (Azeri), Bashkir, Belarusian, Carrier, Cherokee, Chuvash, Georgian, Greek, Ingush, Inuktitut, Japanese, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Moldovan, Old Church Slavonic, Ossetian, Russian, Serbian, Tamazight, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Vai, and Yakut.