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Subtitling in Bulgaria


Let's face it- it's challenging enough to come across a reliable subtitling service provider online. But try finding one that can truly convey the authentic experience with your content in Bulgarian!

There is a commonly adopted subtitle development process that all subtitling companies follow. For a start, customer content is reviewed, and professional audiovisual translators are assigned. Then English Master Templates are created, translated into Bulgarian, and proofread by captionists. Finally, the Bulgarian subtitles or captions are QCed and delivered in the requested subtitle format. And following this workflow should be enough to transcend the authentic content feel in Bulgarian.

But there's a catch.

The original content has been produced in another country, within a different cultural context and simply translating and subtitling it in Bulgarian language is not enough to convey its creative intent. In result, the translated version fails to engage the Bulgarian viewers and very successful TV shows, films, commercials, video games or other media end up as mediocre for the Bulgarian audience. 


To help you transcend the original experience with your content and achieve a native feel, we apply a culture first approach- we craft and deliver Bulgarian subtitles that consider all local norms and traditions to create a culturally relevant and immersive viewer experience for Bulgaria.


GoPhrazy provides Bulgarian subtitling services through our native subtitle translators for the needs of your TV, films, cartoons, animations, e-learning videos, commercials, and video games. Here's the deal- it takes just 3 easy steps with us to make your subtitles perfect for Bulgaria:


subtitling in just 3 easy steps:

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    describe your specifications

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    request a quote

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    get your ready-to-use files


Since 1994 we have localized over 10 000 hours of TV programming in foreign languages for providers like Discovery Channel, TLC, HBO, FOX, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and many more. The list gets bigger when we add localizing of over 1000 film titles for theatrical and TV distribution, as well as blockbuster games like League of legends, GTA and Civilization.


But that's not all.


We are also a preferred multilingual subtitling company to leading advertising agencies like Ogilvy, Leo Burnett and Saatchi & Saatchi, localizing countless TV commercials for Fortune 500 companies like Coca Cola, Nestle, Procter & Gamble, Samsung, Gillette, Sony, BMW, Danone and more.


Where dialogue becomes vision


What makes over 300 companies come back and reward us with more than 10 000 projects over the years is our culturally intelligent approach. It’s a group of methods that blend meaning and feeling with local expertise to provide a peace of mind that your media feels great in Bulgarian.


It all starts with you


We know that the most important factor in communication is to make sure that your viewers can connect and engage with your content not only on a linguistic but most importantly on a cultural level. That's why we don’t simply translate and subtitle your script in Bulgarian language. Instead, we assist you in adapting your content to the local culture and craft a superior viewer experience.


Bulgarian subtitling company

Bulgarian subtitling company


GoPhrazy is the number one choice for Bulgarian subtitles and captions due to our obsession with Client needs and our determination to deliver all projects always on time, in full and error free. We are an award winning subtitling company, trusted by major broadcasters and platforms.


Expertly written and perfectly timed


Our subtitlers are not only true experts in Bulgarian language but also in weighing written against spoken words, editing text to fit both visually and contextually, retaining the essence without any loss of meaning. While translating and developing Bulgarian subtitles, we consider the rhythm of the video, dialogue pace and the viewers' reading speed. We create subtitles and captions with timings synchronized with a surgical precision to the highest level of accuracy (up to 1/100 sec). As a result, our Bulgarian subtitles are always consistent but above all, always a pleasure to read.


Our Bulgarian subtitling specialists


Creating Bulgarian subtitles requires much more than simply making a word-by-word translation of a video script. Our subtitlers need to understand and experience the content; retain the context and meaning of the original version and convey it into Bulgarian, considering cultural differences. That's why we work with a large pool of Bulgarian subtitle translators that have expertise in many sectors, including entertainment, advertising, video game, e-learning, technology, and more.


Our in-house subtitling department


Though we employ highly trained, experienced and subject-matter competent, native freelance Bulgarian subtitle translators, we also have a team of in-house subtitling QCers who validate each and every file against the assigned specifications and cultural checklists to ensure that your Bulgarian subtitling service is always delivered correctly. In result, your Bulgarian versioned media is ready to publish, in the style and format that you require. We strive to provide a seamless viewer experience in Bulgarian and we know that the perfect subtitling is the one that you never notice.


Subtitling technology


While our culturally intelligent approach ensures the cultural fit of your content in Bulgarian, it's our best-in-class technology that enables us to deliver superior quality while remaining cost effective. It empowers a collaborative environment and content flows that simplify the process and help you reach your Bulgarian audience faster, cheaper and better than ever before.


Bulgarian subtitling services

Bulgarian subtitling services


At GoPhrazy we develop, translate and provide Bulgarian subtitles that are relevant from both culturally linguistic and technical standpoint in order to create a truly immersive and memorable experience with your content for Bulgaria. Our subtitling and captioning services are mostly used by TV channels, OTT, IPTV and VOD platforms; film, advertising, education, video game and IT companies for making their media accessible to the Bulgarian audience and are well known for their focus on precision and style. In the recent years we are also facing an increasing demand for Bulgarian subtitling services by social/ video sharing platforms like YouTube, Vimeo, and iTunes.


Our subtitling services


  • Bulgarian subtitling from template
  • Bulgarian subtitling without template
  • Bulgarian subtitling on provided script
  • Bulgarian subtitling with no script available


Bulgarian closed captioning


Improve the accessibility of your content in Bulgaria by taking advantage of our Bulgarian closed captioning services! While subtitles are created for hearing viewers and only reflect dialogue, our Bulgarian closed captioning includes all audio elements to provide more context and enhance the content experience for viewers with hearing disability. We cover any sound in the video that is not visually evident and develop Bulgarian closed captions with the assumption that the viewer is restricted from hearing the audio. We split the transcribed text into chunks (caption frames) and enable your Bulgarian audience to follow the audio, video or captions interchangeably. Thus, we improve the accessibility and overall viewer experience for Bulgarian audience with hearing impairment who depend on captions to understand the video. As these captions are enclosed in video stream and can be turned on and off at viewer's comfort, they are named "closed captions".


Bulgarian open captioning


In case you need to improve accessibility for your videos, cinematic and theatrical content, our Bulgarian open captioning services are the perfect match for you. Unlike closed captions, open captions are embedded (burnt-in) the media file and become an inseparable feature of the video. They cannot be switched on and off like closed captions but on the other side have other benefits. They are easier to use, eliminate the need to manage separate files and inconsistencies among various media players. They enable publishers to control caption size and style and (if the text is generated properly) come in sync with video while not requiring a special software for playback.


Bulgarian SDH subtitling


Subtitling for the deaf and hard of hearing (or HoH subtitling) quickly becomes a media accessibility standard in Bulgaria to respond to emerging regulations. It provides the closest-to-equal experience with your content to the Bulgarian audience that suffers of hearing loss and combines both subtitle and caption content into a single file that is then translated into Bulgarian. SDH include dialogue transcription, speaker IDs, audio description and could be placed anywhere on the screen to follow the sound positioning. While SDH includes audience with hearing loss, it also improves entertainment value and adds flexibility to education and information resources.


SDH are particularly designed for deaf, Deaf or hard of hearing audience.


  • Deaf with lower case "d" refers to viewers that cannot hear but can speak
  • Deaf with upper case "D" refers to viewers with hearing loss that prefer "sign language"
  • Hard of hearing refers to viewers with any level of hearing impairment


Led by exceptional people and supported by a state-of-the-art technology, we deliver Bulgarian captions in a quick, responsive, reliable, convenient, consistent, transparent, and risk-free manner across various industries, while keeping you informed at every step of the way with your project.


Bulgarian subtitling rates

Bulgarian subtitling rates


Due to economies of scale, technology utilization and supply chain integration GoPhrazy provides some of the most competitive rates for Bulgarian subtitling services at no compromise on quality. We build collaborative relationships with Bulgarian linguists to guarantee consistency with the costs over time and make your ongoing projects predictable with budgets. At the same time, we know that each subtitling project is unique, and we consider certain factors to estimate our rates.


Factors affecting Bulgarian subtitling rates


  • Deadline- a rush charge applies for urgent/ same day Bulgarian subtitle delivery
  • Complexity- for super complex matter additional charge could apply
  • Volume- bulk order discounts are available for formal volume commitment
  • Source language- for subtitling videos that are not in English additional charge applies
  • Subject matter- topics that require in-depth competence might cause additional charges
  • Source video quality- poor image and sound makes subtitling harder and affects rates


For long form media broadcast projects, Bulgarian subtitle translation, caption translation or development rates are estimated per minute of video. For short form, or non-broadcast projects, Bulgarian subtitle translation, caption translation or development rates are quoted per project. We don't support a generic rate card as we approach every request individually to provide custom quotes that best serve your needs at the most competitive price. Our individual approach and attention make sure that you always get the right files, within the right budget, at the right time. 


About Bulgarian language


Bulgarian is a South Slavic language spoken by approximately 9 million people primarily in Bulgaria and parts of neighboring countries. Bulgarian is written using the Cyrillic alphabet, which was adapted from the Greek alphabet. It consists of 30 letters, including unique characters such as щ (sht) and ю (yu). Bulgarian is a phonetic language, meaning that words are pronounced as they are spelled. Each letter generally represents a single sound, making it easier to learn the pronunciation. Bulgarian has a complex grammar system, with three grammatical genders (masculine, feminine, and neuter) and cases to indicate relationships between words. It also features a verb aspect system that distinguishes between completed and ongoing actions. Bulgarian vocabulary has Slavic roots, but it also includes loanwords from other languages such as Greek, Turkish, and Russian. The language has undergone significant standardization efforts to establish a unified literary language. Bulgarian verbs undergo extensive conjugation based on tense, mood, person, and number. There are three verb conjugations, and irregular verbs are common. Bulgaria has several regional dialects, with variations in vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar. The most significant dialect division is between Eastern Bulgarian, spoken in the capital Sofia and the Western regions, and Eastern Bulgarian, spoken in the eastern parts of the country.


About Bulgarian culture


Bulgarian culture is a vibrant blend of ancient traditions, folklore, and influences from its historical past. Traditional costumes, dance, and music play a significant role in festivals and celebrations. The majority of Bulgarians identify as Eastern Orthodox Christians. Religious traditions and rituals are an integral part of Bulgarian culture, with many ornate Orthodox churches and monasteries dotting the landscape. Bulgarian cuisine is flavorful and diverse, with dishes like "banitsa" (cheese-filled pastry), "shopska salad" (a refreshing salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and feta cheese), and "kebapche" (grilled minced meat). Yogurt, a staple in Bulgarian cuisine, is well-known for its quality and taste. Bulgaria is famous for its production of roses and rose oil. The annual Rose Festival in Kazanlak celebrates this heritage with parades, music, and the crowning of a "Rose Queen." Bulgarian architecture showcases a mix of styles influenced by Byzantine, Ottoman, and Bulgarian Revival periods. Bulgaria hosts a wide array of festivals throughout the year, including the Kukeri Festival (featuring masked dancers), the Surva Festival (celebrating the arrival of spring), and the Strandzha Festival (showcasing traditional music and dance). Bulgarian culture reflects the country's unique history, traditions, and natural beauty.

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