site.btaFourth Volume of Dr Maria Koskova's Bulgarian-Slovak Dictionary Presented in Bratislava
A presentation of the last volume of Bulgarian-Slovak Dictionary by Dr Maria Koskova took place at the Bulgarian Cultural Institute in Bratislava, BTA learned from Denitsa Sekulicka, Chairman of the Bulgarian Cultural Union in Bratislava and publisher of the Compatriot magazine.
"It is an honour for us to co-publish this last, fourth volume," Sekulicka said, noting that the dictionary is the result of over 20 years of work by Koskova.
The dictionary is of particular importance to those working in all areas of exchange between Slovakia and Bulgaria, to Bulgarian translators who have dedicated their lives to promoting Bulgarian poetry, literature, and drama in Slovakia. It is also useful for those who service trade, business, and tourism and prepare the accompanying administrative and legal documentation.
Maria Koskova is a graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy at the St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, where she studied Bulgarian and Slavonic Studies. From 1982 to 1996, she worked as a cultural officer at the Bulgarian Cultural Institute in Bratislava. She also worked as a translator and protocol officer at the Bulgarian Embassy. She is the author of a monograph on Bulgarian-Slovak phraseology, a number of scientific studies, and articles. She is a member of the Slovak Community of Translators of Specialized Literature. She has received a number of awards for her contribution to the dissemination of Bulgarian culture.
The Bulgarian Cultural Union in Slovakia (Bulharsky kulturny zvaz) was founded more than 70 years ago and aims to maintain the spirit, traditions, and customs of the many gardeners, specialists, and students who came at that time. The Union is supported by the Bulgarian Embassy, the Bulgarian Cultural Institute, and the Bulgarian School.