Greek Language Translation Services
An Accent on Accuracy
The highest quality translations, brisk turnaround schedules, competitive rates, and sharing of our knowledge, are all requisites for ALT‘s success. The complete and accurate translation of your company’s communications is vital to your success. That’s why ALT is obsessed with providing the best translators for YOUR project. High-quality translations are the product of a highly talented and experienced translation team with expertise in your industry. ALT puts all the pieces together to make it happen.
Why choose us for English to Greek or Greek to English Translation?
Advanced Language Translation’s Professional Greek translation services utilize only native speakers to ensure quality and precision translations for your target audience. The ability to translate from/into Greek requires not only a strong knowledge of the Greek language, but also the diverse cultures of the Greek-speaking world, as well as an understanding of the target audience, purpose of the source text and technical aspects of written Greek.
When doing business in Greek, professional, human translation is a must. Do not expect to close a business deal or impress your clients with spotty software translation. Only through human translation, edited and customized to your target audience, can your meaning be honestly conveyed and your audience not be offended.
We are proud of our excellent reputation for reliable and high quality Greek to English and English to Greek translation services. We have assembled teams of translators from around the world, with an array of skills and specialties and can custom fit the knowledge and strengths of our teams to your specific projects. To demonstrate our commitment to quality and our dedication to our clients, we offer free consultations and provide an industry leading 180-day warranty on translation!
We provide quick and easy custom quotes for your Greek translation and localization needs.
Need to get the “gist” of Greek?
Although professional translation is highly recommended for any business, legal or sincere correspondence in Greek, sometimes it may be ok to use machine translation (via software or the internet) to get the gist of an e-mail or web page. By no means is machine translation an acceptable substitute for professional translation—the technology is not there yet. But it is great for quickly getting the general idea of an article, e-mail, or web site.
Interesting Facts about the Greek Language
Greek is the official language of Greece and one of the official languages of Cyprus. It is also an official language of the European Union and considered an official minority language of Albania, Turkey and Italy.
Greek has its own branch of the Indo-European language family. The closest living language to Greek is Armenian or some of the Indo-Iranian languages.
English has borrowed many words from the Greek language, and has adapted them to English use. Some of these words include pentagon, hypothesis, phenomenon and stigma.
History of the Greek Language
Greek has been spoken since the second millennium BC. The earliest evidence of it being written is from about 1400 BC, appearing on tablets on the island of Crete. The alphabet used is different from the current Greek alphabet, but since the new alphabet’s inception, it has remained relatively unchanged. It is one of the oldest recorded living languages today.
The Greek language is typically divided into five periods: Mycenaean, Classical, Hellenistic, Medieval and Modern. These periods tend to denote shifts and changes in the language; however, most speakers of the current form of Greek, Standard Modern Greek can understand the version of Greek used to write the New Testament and the Septuagint.
Despite the relatively little change in the Greek language over time, there are two main dialects present today —one is the historical dialect of Greek, while the other is the current official Greek used today. Other dialects also exist based on region and area.
The Greek language uses the Greek alphabet to write. It also has several diacritical marks, including the acute accent, the grave accent, the circumflex accent and tilde. Prior to their presidential abolition in 1982, Greek also included breathing marks which showed aspiration. It was also the first alphabet to include vowels.
Greek Language Statistics
- There are almost 10 million speakers of Greek in Greece, with an additional 2.2 million speakers in other countries.
- In 1900, there were 1.5 million Greeks in Turkey, while today almost all have emigrated from Turkey.
Translation and Localization Issues with Greek
Advanced Language Translation Inc has extensive experience with the in and outs of the Greek Language and we have a long and flawless record of success with complicated Greek translation projects.
During the translation process, characters can become corrupted. Special care is needed in creating hard copy documents and electronic documents to ensure proper display of Greek characters.
Greek texts tend to expand by 15–20% after being translated from English, which should be taken into consideration during the authoring stages.
Hyphenation also differs in Greek, and therefore can pose an issue at every stage of the translation process, making it imperative to use specialists to ensure linguistic accuracy.
Greek Language Vital Information
Speaking Population: 15–22 Million
Where Spoken: Greece, Cyprus, Albania, Turkey, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Italy, Spain, Armenia, Georgia, Egypt, Jordan, UK, Ukraine, Russia, South Africa, Kazakhstan, France
Writing Systems: Greek alphabet
Code Pages: Windows – Greek
Unicode Supported: Yes
Common Phrases: (phonetic pronunciations in parentheses)
Greek: Ελληνικά (eh-lee-nee-KA)
Hello: γειά σου (gheea-soo)
Good-bye: χαίρετε (SE-re-te)
Please: παρακαλώ (pa-ra-ka-LO)
Thank you: ευχαριστώ (ef-ha-ree-STO)
English: αγγλικά (ang-glee-KAH)
Yes: ναι (neh)
No: όχι (oshi)