Greek

Greek

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Greek is the oldest language with the longest written tradition of the Western languages. This makes it a subject of particular interest when considering the reasons for its considerable relevance in the world of translation and interpreting. We are not, therefore, talking about just another language, given its unique historical importance. This language is part of the etymological root of Western and Slavic languages. Ancient Greece is one of the basic pillars of Western thought and culture. The reason is that it has generated philosophical foundations that have decisively determined the logic of reasoning.

GREEK IN HISTORY

This impressive legacy of history and culture makes the country an essential destination for the traveller who wishes to encounter the origins of the world that has shaped Western culture and to delve into the depths of history to better understand so many centuries of intense intellectual and artistic production.

GREEK TODAY

But the value of the language is not confined to its immense historical significance. Today, it is the birthplace of Nobel laureates such as Elitis and Seferis, the renowned filmmaker Elia Kazan and Dr Papanicolau, author of the gynaecological test for the early detection of cancer.

GREEK AND TRANSLATION

There are few countries like Greece and few languages like Greek whose historical prominance is so clear. The same goes for their vast artistic legacy and the impressive humanistic heritage they have bequeathed to mankind. It therefore generates great interest and relevance as a language for translation and interpreting. It not only allows this experience to be transferred to the Western world. But also to other countries and cultures. Countries and cultures forged with a different intellectual matrix and expressing themselves with different artistic sensibilities. It can not only establish a fruitful dialogue with them, but also bring significant enrichment.

WHERE IS GREEK SPOKEN?

Greek is a language with origins dating back to Ancient Greece. It belongs to the Indo-European language family and is one of the few surviving languages of the Hellenic branch. The earliest records date back more than 3,000 years, making it one of the languages with the greatest historical legacy behind it. It is also one of the official languages of the European Union.

AN IMPORTANT DISTINCTION

When we speak of the language, it is necessary to specify that we are referring to Modern Greek, which is the language which is active today. It is an official language in two countries, Greece and Cyprus, although in the latter it shares co-official status with Turkish. However, minority groups also live on the rest of the European continent.

Among these small communities are those in southern Albania and Italy. Here, they speak the Salentine and Greek-Chalabrian dialects. There are also small pockets of Greek speakers in countries such as the United States, Australia, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Venezuela and Uruguay.

GREEK-SPEAKING POPULATION

The number of native Greek speakers is around 12 million. However, this figure rises to 15 million when including the number of people who have Greek as a second language.

HOW CAN LINGUATRANS HELP YOU?

At LinguaTrans we are experts in this language which is present in all services we provide, for example:

Greek translation (English to Greek/Greek to English)

Greek sworn translation

Proofreading in Greek

Greek transcription

Greek subtitling

Voice-over in Greek

We have excellent native professionals for each translation service and speciality. Count on a highly reputed company in the market of language services by contacting us. You can also consult our rates or request a free, no-obligation quote

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