Reading the signs at the entrances to Sofia is pretty easy. Even if they were not translated, using Latin letters, most of us expats would manage.Fifteen years ago, when I came to Bulgaria for the first time and had no clue about Bulgarian or Cyrillic, I looked at street signs the same way I would have in Pyongyang, meaning I looked at them as drawings. It worked. Nowadays, street signs are easy, as long as there are any.
Most of us can probably read menus in restaurants by now. Many of us can probably read anything in Bulgarian, but understanding the content is a different story.
Some service providers, such as banks, now have bilingual deposit and transfer forms.
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