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Every part of Bulgaria is unique and interesting for its lifestyle and folklore. The Northwest is no exception of the rule. Here we will present to you our culture wealth.

Turlaks dialect

amka – loop

aran – good

arvalia – one who wastes everything, spendthrift

arpalisuem – to curse someone

bayat – hard, stale

biba –duck

bitanga – wanderer

britva – foldable pocket knife

brobinyak – ant

brosnitsa –blueberry

bua – to hit

bugarko – dark red (colour)

bukne – to burst, to flare

bus – a cluster of grass, a tuft

bаshi– to keep silent, to keep secret

vishtan – sour, acid (for taste)

vratsva –string, twine

gizha – vine

glofarats – clumsy, unpolished

gmatsa – to wade in water

gradzhav – emaciated; scraggy

gudzhul – bitter decoction

devoychetia – girls

dzhevgar – sparrow

dzherak – hawk

dilindra – gossip, word, news

dinya – melon

dip – good that

doda, dode – elder sister, sis

drenosan – disobedient, naughty

drandi se – to stick out o.’s chest; swagger about, put on airs

dudich – mulberry

dunya – quince

zhvratsnu – to sting, bite

zhelkya – tortoise

zhenenga – a joker

zheshchavina – heat

zhir – acorn

zholyav – unsightly, ungainly

zhakam – to prick

zabaknu se – to choke, suffocate

zavayam se – to stagger

zaglobi se – to stick, wedge up

zagnita – to tuck away, to slip something

zadzira se – to peer into, to fix one’s eyes on smth.

zadushchina – oppressive/sweltering heat

zatiskalka – cap, stopper

zachebrasten – naïve

zef – slit, crack

izbikolts – a wanderer

izkilifinchen – changed (negative)

inie – white frost

kaferengievo – brown with reddish shade

klobuk – blister, bubble

klupche – clew

kokichka – pit of a fruit

kokorenka – curl

koledzheum – come into senses, sort out

kolkam – roll

konyeshtip – Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa L, commonly known as the European mole cricket

koshulya – shirt

koshchina – bone

kroshnya – basket

kralyam – rock, swing

kyusni – blows

ladovina – coolness

lomunyav – pale, fragile

lubenitsa – water melon
lasno – easy

mandzhilak – cunningness

machava, mati – step mother

moruz – corn (grains)

muskuriv – dirty

martavats– dead man

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navam – over there

nagnyusano – stuffed up

natamia – wickedness

neyel – bad

nefela – not worthy

odzebnem – to freeze

ozgore – on top of

ozdole – below, under

opandzhak – hooded cloak

opituem – to taste

oral – eagle

otodim – go

otrishai – go away

oturam – take away

ochovadan – rude man

pagev – loose

pametan – smart

pauk – spider

pauchina – cobweb

perashka – coloured Easter egg

petlidzhan – tomato

plaz – snail

meshin – belly, stomach, Plyushti mi meshina. – My stomach is growling (I’m hungry).

poganats – mouse

popak – cricket

poslazhdam – save (money and etc.)

proglobi – bite off

pul – button

pune – breath

pustinyosvam – to curse

pashkav – rotten

raztakalkya – rolling pin

rapam – eat with appetite

rishkam – dig, poke

rubi – tear at

rashnie – to do the housework

sgabarichkam – quarrel

skakats – grass hopper

skorusha – medlar (medlar-tree)

skrachan – stingy

skimnie – to come across my mind

sleputam – dawdle

slap – branch

sniza se – something was broke

sovam se – to reach for something

staryoika – best man

strutsam – to stop, to come back

surgun – jelly, pulp

sag te – right now

tegai – then

tishlyar – carpenter

trabi – tidy up, clean

tresak – thunder

troshan – tired

triem – to loose

turta – bread, hand-made bread loaf

udurisan – spellbound, bewitched

udurisnitsa – witch

uznak – lying on the back

tsiglav – slim

tsreshnya – cherry

tsravenshtitsa – red soil

charotan – ugly

cheperak – measure for length, about a span

cherka – daughter

cheshay – comb

chini – to paint

chmi – sleep

chushkam – to push

shaka – cupped hand

shut – without horns

shtuche – dissapear

yutre – tomorrow

yazovo – foggy, blurred