Greek /ελληνικά

Greek is a Hellenic language spoken by around 13 million people, mainly in Greece and Cyprus. Greek holds official language status in Greece and Cyprus, and is a recognised minority language in Albania, Armenia, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine.

Greek language and culture underpins European culture and has contributed many loanwords to English. However, most Greek loanwords have been shaped by the orthographies of Latin and French during linguistic migration. For example, kalligraphia (Greek) became calligraphia (Latin), calligraphie (French) and finally calligraphy (English).

Our specialist Greek linguists work with clients to facilitate communication between speakers of Greek through high quality translation and interpretation.

The Parthenon
The Greek Coast

Why Use Global Language Services?

  • Experienced Greek Linguists
  • Specific industry Specialism
  • Extensive Linguist Database
  • Local Demand / Local Supply Policy
  • ISO 9001:2008 Accreditation
  • BS EN 15038 Accreditation
  • Ongoing Staff Training
  • Rigorous Confidentiality Policies
  • Flexible Support

Did You Know?

Greek was originally written in horizontal lines alternating from right to left and left to right. Around 500 BCE the direction of writing was standardised to horizontal lines running left to right.

Help Us Exceed Your Needs

Whether you are translating contracts or preparing an international press release, our linguists are perfectly positioned to help you. We ask that you include as much detail in your brief as possible as this enables us to provide a service that is perfectly tailored to your requirements.

Contact us today by requesting a quote, calling 0141 429 3429, or emailing

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