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Duma - Bulgaria | Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sofia's underground needs English lessons

Since Monday the stations in Sofia's underground train system are announced in both Bulgarian and English. Too bad the speaker's pronunciation leaves much to be desired, the daily Duma notes: "At least the broken English with a strong Bulgarian accent does a lot to improve the mood in the trains. ... Particularly teenagers, who clearly speak better English than the metro employees, get a huge kick when the speaker stutters her way through the names 'Railway Station', 'Lion's Bridge' and 'King's Town Road'. ... Let me get this straight: thousands of workers slaved away for years to create these wonderful stations costing millions of euros, and now we can't find a single person who can correctly pronounce a few English words?"

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