Gestures in Bulgaria

    Bulgaria: Nod Head for No, Shake for Yes

    In Bulgaria, people shake their heads to indicate 'yes' and nod for 'no'.

    If you're traveling to Bulgaria, remember one important bit of information to prevent misunderstanding when communicating: Bulgarians give a single nod upwards to indicate 'no' and shake their head when gesturing 'yes.'

    However, locals usually accommodate unaware foreigners by using the reverse gesturing motions that they're used to. Just be sure that you're both using the same meaning, to avoid confusion.

    The Bulgarian word for yes is "da" and "ne" is for no.

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