Offering Greek Interpretation Services In Person and Online
Would you like high-quality interpretation services for Greek?
Today, the most widely spoken language in the world is English, with people from all over the world learning the de facto global lingua franca as a second language. But English wasn’t always the dominant world language—millennia ago, Greek stood as one of the most important and influential languages on a global scale. More than 2,000 years later, the English we know today still contains myriad loanwords (or “loan-morphemes”) from Greek. While many Greeks today have learned English, many people in the proud southern European country don’t speak English, which highlights the necessity of reliable Greek interpretation services.
Here at TranslationServices.com, we’re dedicated to bridging communication gaps around the world with high-quality interpretation services, and Greek is one of several languages we proudly work with. Indeed, our Greek interpreters come from all corners of Greece and Cyprus, as well as parts of Albania, elsewhere in the Balkans, and across the worldwide Greek diaspora. That’s why we can say with confidence that we’re ready to serve you with our Greek interpretation team.
To see how much our Greek interpretation services cost, reach out and ask about a free quote!
Unearthing the mystery of the Greek language
English has borrowed a lot of loanwords from Greek, but that isn’t the only similarity between the two languages. In fact, they both developed from the same language spoken around 5,000 years ago: Proto-Indo-European. Today, Greek occupies its own branch of the Indo-European language family, and it’s spoken as the native language of more than 13 million people.
If Greek and English are related, Greek must be relatively easy to learn, right? Well . . . not exactly. The language is highly inflectional, with nouns declining for three genders and four cases and verbs conjugating for person, tense, aspect, and mood. As a fusional language, Greek usually merges these categories together, such that a single morpheme represents both a person and a tense. Agglutinative languages, which separate these markers, are simpler to understand. And since Greek speakers tend to omit independently occurring pronouns, understanding the markers is critical to understanding a sentence, making Greek a much tougher language than you might have originally thought.
Where would you like your Greek interpretation services to take place?
We’re flexible in how we deliver our Greek interpretation services. It’s up to you whether you work with our interpreters in person or over the internet. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, depending on your situation.
If you’re in Greece, Cyprus, or another area with a large Greek-speaking presence, you can easily take advantage of our on-site Greek interpretation services. But even if you’re somewhere else, we still may be able to offer in-person Greek interpretation. If you agree to compensate their travel expenses, we can send one of our passionate Greek interpreters out to your location, no matter where in the world you are.
Your other option is remote Greek interpretation services, which are for those outside the Greek-speaking world or those who simply prefer the convenience of an online medium. We’ll simply have our interpreter join your call (whether that’s over Zoom, Skype, another telecommunications app, or even the traditional telephone), and they’ll interpret between English and Greek for you in real time, even if you’re physically located thousands of miles apart.
Simultaneous or consecutive Greek interpretation: which do you prefer?
Interpretation services can come in one of two forms: simultaneous interpretation or consecutive interpretation. It’s important to understand the difference when you order Greek interpretation services, so let us walk you through it.
Simultaneous interpretation services are, just like the name implies, rendered at the same time as the original speech. This means the interpreter is effectively talking over the original speaker, listening to the next sentence as they interpret the previous sentence. The original speaker talks freely, without pausing for the interpreter. Simultaneous interpretation is appropriate for presentations, speeches, large conferences, or TV broadcasts.
Consecutive interpretation services are the opposite: the speakers only say a sentence or two at a time and wait for the interpreter to relay the information to the other party. Consecutive interpretation is slower but more accurate since the interpreter has more time to digest the information before translating it and can ask the speaker for clarification. This works for smaller dialogues: interviews, business meetings, small conferences, etc.
Since interpreters are typically not trained in both types of interpretation, be sure to let us know which you’re looking for when you contact us for Greek interpretation services.
Technical jargon is no problem for our experienced Greek interpreters.
Technical language from an unfamiliar field is enough to trip up even a top-level Greek interpreter, so if you’re working in a niche discipline, it’s important to work with an interpreter who knows your subject. From the sciences to the humanities and beyond, our Greek interpreters represent a wide range of disciplines, so we can easily match you to the right expert if you tell us a little about your situation.
For reliable Greek interpretation services—no matter where or for what purpose—you can count on us. Send us a message today if you’d like to get started!