Tag Archives: Bulgaria


Take From Life with the Small Spoon, not with the Ladle

Proverb: “Греби от зивота с малката лажичка, а не с черпака” Transliteration: Grebi ot zivota c malkata lazichka, a ne c cherpaka. Literal translation: Take from life with the small spoon, not with the ladle. Meaning: Don’t do so much at once that you can’t enjoy the sweetness of life. Analysis: This is a Bulgarian… Continue Reading »

God Helps Those Who Help Themselves

Proverb: Помогни си сам да ти помогне и Господ. Transliteration: Pomogni ci cam da ti pomogne i Gospod. Literal Translation: Help yourself so that God may help you too. Meaning: God helps those who help themselves. Analysis: This proverb urges people to act as well as to have faith in God. Not many things can… Continue Reading »

From the Last Bite, Heroes Are Made.

Proverb: От последната харка, юнаци стават Transliteration: Ot poclednata hapka, yunaci ctavat. Translation: From the last bite, heroes are made. Meaning: You have to finish all the food on your plate, especially the last bite, if you want to be strong. Analysis: I have heard this expression used multiple times throughout my childhood at nearly… Continue Reading »