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The charts below show the way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents Standard Bulgarian pronunciations in Wikipedia articles. For a guide to adding IPA characters to Wikipedia articles, see {{IPA-bg}} and Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Pronunciation § Entering IPA characters.

See Bulgarian phonology for a more thorough look at the sounds of Bulgarian.

Consonants
IPA Examples English approximation
b баба box
c кьопоолу[1] cute
d дом dust
d͡z дзифт birds
d͡ʒ джем jab
f филм fact
ɡ гарван good
ɟ гяур[1] argue
j сойка yes
k къща skill
l лимон leap
ɫ лош all (pronounced [w] by some speakers)
ʎ любов million
m море mocha
n нос north
ɲ баня canyon
ŋ банка sing
p пет speak
r работа trilled r, like in Spanish
s стол salt, mask
ʃ шума sugar
t тайна style
t͡s цар bats
t͡ʃ чай cheese
v вода view
x хартия loch (Scottish English)
z зима zoo
ʒ жълт pleasure
Marginal consonants
IPA Examples English approximation
ɣ видях го between go and ahold
ç Хюз huge
w уиски water
Vowels
IPA Examples English approximation
a брат father
ɤ<

See Bulgarian phonology for a more thorough look at the sounds of Bulgarian.