|For all of our Greek translation services, we offer the following:
- All Greek translators have a minimum Master’s level qualification in Translation and/or specialty.
- We never do Greek translations only; all of our translations include a full, independent proofread.
- All of our Greek translators and proofreaders are resident in their mother country; language changes rapidly and translators who live away from their mother tongue can lose currency in that language.
- Our Greek translation teams are organized by specialty. The translation of an engineering manual is very different from the translation of a hotel brochure. We assign projects to translators based on the content of the translation.
Compression/Expansion: Expect around a 15% expansion when translating from English to Greek and a similar contraction when working in the opposite direction, but this will vary depending on the content type. Product labeling and graphically intense marketing materials, where space can be at a premium, should be planned well to account for this.
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Greek Population: Of the approximately 10.5 million Greeks living in Europe in 2005, 3.8 million had access to the Internet.
Greek Search engines: http://www.in.gr, http://gr.phantis.com, http://www.findlink.gr/gr, http://www.oneclick.gr,http://www.robby.gr/index.rsp?lang=greek, http://dir.forthnet.gr, http://www.anazitisis.gr
Greek Language Code: el
Greek Charset: iso-8859-7
Geographical Location: The world’s 15 million Greek speakers are to be found in Greece and Cyprus, as well as in communities in United States of America, Canada, Australia, Germany, Turkey, Albania, Georgia, Italy and Egypt. Greek is the official language of Greece and Cyprus, and recognised as a minority language in Italy and Albania.
Greek Literacy Rate: 98%
Greek Dialects: The main dialects of Modern Greek are:
Demotic Greek, now the official language of Greece. Demotic Greek has various regional varieties, which are divided into two main categories, Northern and Southern dialects.
Katharevousa, a semi-artificial compromise between Classical Greek and modern Demotic. It was the official language of modern Greece until 1976.
Tsakonian, which is spoken today only by 10 villages around the city of Sparta in the region of Laconia in Southern Peloponnese.
Pontic, which was originally spoken in the Pontus region of Asia Minor until most of its speakers were displaced to mainland Greece during the great population exchange between Greece and Turkey that followed the destruction of Smyrna.
Cappadocian, which is a dialect close to and of the same fate as Pontic.
Greek Currency: As a member of the European Union, Greece uses the Euro, which is divided into 100 cents.
Greek Language Tips: Greek follows the subject, verb, object order, just like in English, although it’s more relaxed. Questions and negative sentences may appear under different patterns. Greek places possessive adjectives (my) after the noun. There are three genders in Greek: masculine, feminine, and neuter. All nouns are of a specific gender, and there is no way to predict the gender. There are a number of different tenses. When a pronoun appears in the third person (he, she), no is added to specify its gender. Greek has its own alphabet that consists of 24 letters.
On a typical business card: Your business card should be translated into Greek, although US addresses can be left in English.