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English to Greek Translation
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- English to Greek Translation
- Greek translation tips
- Popular Greek translation phrases
- Greek language facts
- Greek translation services
- Greek translator
- Localizing websites using hreflang meta tags
As the oldest member of the Indo-European language family and given its significant role in the development of other European languages, it would be easy to assume that translating between English and Greek is a relatively simple process. And to an extent, this is true. Greek is a highly rule-based language and its structure is relatively easy to decipher, especially for experienced translators. However, it is important to realise that significant differences do also exist. For example, unlike English, Greek is a gendered language, with all nouns assigned one of three genders: masculine, feminine or neuter. Differences such as these have the potential to cause confusion and can lead to inaccurate or unnatural sounding translated content.
The Greek language also contains certain words and phrases without direct equivalents in other languages. In many cases, this is owed to their ancient origins. A particularly notable example of this is philotimo, a word that can be traced back to the work of classical philosophers. Although it is often roughly translated as “love of honour”, the complex virtues it is used to express are said to be virtually impossible to translate accurately.
Greek translation tips
Greek as an inflected language
Greek is an inflected language. This means that many Greek words take on a different meaning because of slight changes in their construction. Translators, therefore, need to be aware of the root form of the word they are translating in order to properly define it and ensure accuracy. This is not the case with English, where word order and sentence structure are more often the important factors.
Translators working between English and Greek should be careful when it comes to punctuation. In Greek, question marks look like semicolons, while semicolons and colons look like floating periods. Commas and periods, however, are little changed.
Popular Greek translation phrases
Take a look at some of the most popular and searched for English phrases and their Greek translations.
|What to translate from English||Greek translation||Pronounced|
|How are you?||Tι κανείς||Tee-kah-nis|
|I love you||Σ’αγαπώ||S-agapo|
|Happy birthday||χρόνια πολλά||Chronia-polla|
Greek language facts
- Greek is the official language of Greece, where it is spoken by almost the entire population.
- Approximately 13 million people worldwide speak Greek, in countries including Albania, Cyprus, the UK, Germany, Canada and the United States.
- An estimated 30% of the English vocabulary is comprised of classical Greek words in some form – most of these are scientific.
- Greek has been around for at least three and a half millenia, more than twice as long as the English language.
Greek varieties and dialects
The Greek language plays an important role in the history of Western Civilization. During antiquity it was the lingua franca of the Mediterranean and is the language in which many of the foundational texts of philosophy, science and mathematics were written in. Today, Greek is the official language of two countries – Greece and Cyprus – and is spoken by over 13 million people worldwide.
Within Greek, there exists a number of different dialects. Demotic Greek is considered to be the dialect that played the most important role in the development of Standard Modern Greek and is closer to Greek vernacular than formal, written Greek. Conversely, Katharevousa Greek was developed primarily to be used in literature and for official purposes. Though still existent today, its popularity has waned significantly since its inception and it is considered to be extremely formal. There also exists a number of dialects spoken outside of Greece itself. Griko Greece, for example, is spoken primarily in the Calabria and Apulia regions of Italy.
Greek translation services
Trust Gengo as the leading provider in professional Greek translation for any and all of your English-Greek business translations. We have experienced and professional English to Greek translators who will work around the clock to deliver your project with accuracy and scale.
Using Gengo for your translation needs means quality and accuracy across all your projects. Get access to hundreds of native Greek translators who are well-versed and experienced in translating from English to Greek.
Gengo offers cost-effective and simple pricing for your Greek translation needs. Choose from one of our two pricing plans designed to suit your business needs. Learn more about our pricing.
Gengo is fully equipped to support any of your high volume Greek translation needs. Thousands of translators all over the world are ready to ensure that all your deadlines will be met.
To help your business succeed in the Greek market, we provide a wide range of document and content types including:
- Greek website localization
- Greek mobile app localization
- Greek game localization
- Greek product description translation
- Customer support translation
- Marketing copy, ads and social media
- News articles and entertainment
- Travel listings and guides
- Greek document translation
- Emails, letters and more
Gengo’s Greek translators are experts in their field with years of professional translation experience under their belts. This is why Gengo is trusted by global companies like YouTube, Airbnb and Sony to produce high quality translated content at lightning speed. Our innovative translation platform and global network of translators means that no matter the size or complexity of your Greek translation project, we are able to deliver on time, every time, with quality assured.
If you are looking to translate your English content not only into Greek but into other languages too, here are some of our other available languages:
- Arabic translator, see Arabic translation
- Hebrew translator, see Hebrew translation
- Korean translator, see Korean translation
- Norwegian translator, see Norwegian translation
- Polish translator, see Polish translation
- Russian translator, see Russian translation
- Swedish translator, see Swedish translation
- Thai translator, see Thai translation
- Vietnamese translator, see Vietnamese translation
- German translator, see German translation
Localizing websites using hreflang meta tags
When translating a website it’s important to ensure that search engines are able to understand exactly what language (or languages) your content is available in. In addition to the language attribute on the
<html> tag, each page should also include a
<head> section in which links to its localized equivalent are listed.
If the primary language of your website is English, for example, and you want to translate it into Greek, then every translated page should include the following block of code in the
<link rel="alternate" href="https://example.com/about/" hreflang="en" /> <link rel="alternate" href="https://example.com/el/about/" hreflang="el" />
Keep in mind that this block should be added to both the original and the localized versions of your page (in this case: example.com/about/ & example.com/el/about/). By doing this, each page points to every available localized version of itself, making it easy for search engines to understand the structure of your site and display the appropriate translation for every user.
Targeting a language and a country
In addition to specifying the language that your content is written in, you can also specify particular countries that you would like to target. This is ideal for a language that is spoken in multiple countries, such as Greek (spoken in Greece, Cyprus and certain parts of Italy). To do this, the country to be targeted is simply included in the hreflang attribute, like so:
<link rel="alternate" href="https://example.com/el/" hreflang="el" /> <link rel="alternate" href="https://example.com/el-CY/" hreflang="el-cy" /> <link rel="alternate" href="https://example.com/el-IT/" hreflang="el-it" />