Greek translation services

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An eye for detail

Of the languages currently in use around the world, Greek, which occupies a separate branch of the Indoeuropean language family, has the oldest written form. Used as the basis for scientific language used in many languages of the world, Greek in its modern form can be traced back to the 11th century. The language’s development hasn’t been clear since then and there were many debates in the 19-20th century about whether Ancient Greek or the popular Greek spoken by the majority should be the official version. The question was only decided in 1976 when the latter was chosen as the state language, although by then many elements of the refined language version had passed into popular Greek. With the help of our native translators, we are up to speed on the slight nuances and constant changes. In order to avoid making mistakes, even when we translate the most complex texts, three experts work on each project: a translator, an editor and a proofreader. All of them work as a full-time translator with at least 5 years’ experience in translation, are native speakers of Greek and hold a degree in translation.

Translating specialist documents from Greek or to Greek

We mainly offer translations from English into Greek, but we are also comfortable when the source language is another European language, while we naturally translate out of Greek too. We undertake the translation of countless types of documents, including clinical trial documentation, technical manuals and licence agreements.

We guarantee the very highest quality for all translations we undertake. We expect the translators at Albion Languages to be almost as experienced in the topic of the translation as the author of the document. In the case of technical, scientific and medical translations, for example, the author and the target audience often have a degree in medicine or a PhD – just like our translators.

Why is Albion Languages the ideal partner?

With 18 years’ experience and a wealth of international references, we are confident that we have good insight into our clients’ requirements.  We know what they need and can see what they don’t like in our industry.  This is why you get exactly what you want – our goal isn’t to force our services on anyone. We also pay particular attention to ensuring that our processes are simple and fully transparent.  At the same time, our dedicated contact persons are there to inform you in detail about all matters and listen carefully to your concerns.

We offer strong guarantees, without any equivocation.  Working as quickly and with the same translation technology as a global translation agency, but with greater focus and more attractive prices. We are reachable and helpful, whilst our project management and professional, multi-stage proofreading mean that we can guarantee the highest quality. This is all combined with a deadline guarantee and satisfaction guarantee, but without surcharges for any reason at any time!

Every year, we complete more than 10,000 successful projects for the most renowned companies in the world – we trust that you will soon decide to join them! Put us to the test!

Albion Languages in figures

  • tapasztalat 18 years of experience
  • orszag 40 country presence
  • forditas 46 language combinations
  • projekt 10,000+ successful projects every year
  • szo 30 million words translated per year

 

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The Greek language

Greek is spoken by 10 million people in Greece and by a total of 20 million around the world. It is the official language of Greece and Cyprus, and a significant number of Greek speakers live in Albania, Bulgaria and Turkey. No other languages are directly related to Greek, Ancient Macedonian might be its closest relative which was a language related to Ancient Greek. Compared to other languages, there have been relatively few changes in the Greek language over the millennia – it is said that the language of Homer stands closer to today’s Greek than 12th century English to modern English.

Did you know?

The Ancient Greeks were the first Europeans to use an alphabet for reading and writing. The Greek alphabet has been used since the 9th century BC and played an important role in the development of the subsequent Latin and Cyrillic writing systems. The Greek alphabet was the first alphabet to include consonants.

In Antiquity, the Greek language was the lingua franca and the language spoken by most people in the Mediterranean region, and also served as the language of trade and diplomacy.

In many languages of the world, a large number of words used in science and technology are of Greek origin. For example: “astronomy” = ἄστρον (astron – star) + νόμος (nomos – law) or “biography” = βίος (veeos – life) + γραφή (graphee – writing).

In the Greek language and in world literature, the longest word is from Aristophanes’ Assemblywomen. The word consists of 78 syllables and 171 letters, and is the name of a dish made up of all kinds of dainties, fish, meat, fowl, and sauces: Λοπαδο¬τεμαχο¬σελαχο¬γαλεο¬κρανιο¬λειψανο¬δριμ¬υπο¬
τριμματο¬σιλφιο¬καραβο¬μελιτο¬κατακεχυ¬μενο¬κιχλ¬επι¬
κοσσυφο¬φαττο¬περιστερ¬αλεκτρυον¬οπτο¬κεφαλλιο¬κιγκλο¬
πελειο¬λαγῳο¬σιραιο¬βαφη¬τραγανο¬πτερύγων.

Greek was originally read from right to left, the direction of writing changing from left to right around 500 BC.

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