Greek – English – Greek translations are among the services we provide at our translation agency.
Mondo Agit is an agency with offices in numerous European cities that specialises in the translation to and from Greek of scientific, financial, legal, business and technical documents (see areas of specialisation). We also offer a certified Greek translation service.
Our native Greek translators, who are experienced professionals with a sound academic background, translate only to their mother tongue and only texts that are within their field of expertise. These quality control measures, along with the use of the latest translation technologies, always guarantee the best results.
- Proof-reading or Spell-check
Our translation agency offers two translation services so that you can choose the one most suited to your needs:
- Translation & Proof-reading
If your text is going to be published, we recommend that you choose the Translation & Proof-reading service which, as well as translation, includes additional proofreading by a second translator or proof-reader who is a native speaker of the target language and who specialises in the subject area of the text in question.
- Translation & Spell-check
On the other hand, if you just want a draft or informative translation, the best service for you is Translation & Spell-check, where the agency check the translation to ensure that there are no spelling mistakes and that all the content has been translated.
- Translation & Proof-reading
At Mondo Agit, our work is always guided by our principles. Our competitive delivery deadlines and prices make us your best option. Try us out. If you are looking for a Greek translator, please contact us.
A brief introduction to the Greek language
The Greek language has the oldest history of all European languages. The earliest known Greek writings date back to 2000 B.C. and some works of literature are more than 2,500 years old. All of the arts and sciences were created and developed through its use. Texts relating to Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Law, Medicine, History, Politics, Ethics, and Gastronomy were written in this language thousands of years ago. All ancient literature, the tragedies and the plays, the epic literature of Homer, the New Testament, Byzantine and Modern Greek literature and the first encyclopaedia were written in Greek.
For centuries, Greek has been the subject of an almost continual evolution. The language has had three important stages: Ancient Greek (1500 B.C. – 500 A.D.), Medieval or Byzantine Greek (6th to 15th century) and Modern Greek or neo-Hellenic (from the 16th century to the present day). The geographic distribution of the language also changed significantly, from its spoken origin in Greece and the Greek islands, it spread with the Greek colonisation of Asia Minor throughout the whole Mediterranean basin, especially in Magna Graecia (´Greater Greece´). Above all, the most extensive spread of the language came with the conquests of Alexander the Great, followed by the Roman Empire. In the Byzantine age, Greek replaced Latin as the official language but the fall of Constantinople (1453) resulted in its final collapse.
In the 8th century B.C., the Greeks developed a new writing system, adapting the Phoenician alphabet to their language, with the introduction of different individual symbols for vowel sounds and thus the Greek alphabet was born. There were many variations of this alphabet in existence, but from the 5th century B.C., the Ionic alphabet established itself, becoming the only alphabet in the Greek world during the Hellenistic age. In 1000 B.C. the Greeks were the first to invent symbols or letters that represented a specific, unique sound. This relationship between symbol and sound affected the course of history and formed the base of the alphabet of many other European languages. At first, the Greeks wrote only in capital letters, from right to left and did not leave spaces between the words. This way of writing was soon abandoned and replaced with writing from left to right.
Modern Greek retains the old alphabet and a large part of its vocabulary is based on the old language. The grammar is much simpler than that of ancient Greek and sentence construction follows the subject-verb-object rule. Every noun declines according to case and number. There are 5 cases: nominative, genitive, dative, accusative and vocative. There are two verbal conjugations and a single auxiliary, ‘to have’.