Frequently Asked Questions
What does a translation cost and how long does it take?
The most important factor affecting the cost of a translation is the length of the document and the time it will take to translate. We are always pleased to give a firm quotation and turnaround time on sight of the text to be translated without charge or commitment on the part of the client.
What if the translation involves material of a confidential nature?
Much of what we translate is confidential and it is not in our interest to disclose the identity of our clients or their business – we, after all, have a reputation to uphold! Where material is considered to be particularly sensitive we are always happy to sign any reasonable secrecy agreement.
Does Translexis also translate from Ancient Greek?
No. In the course of its evolution into the modern language over a period of more than 2000 years, Ancient Greek has undergone many changes in both its vocabulary and structure. Translexis does not translate either into or out of Ancient Greek.
Other than Greece, where else is Greek spoken?
As an official language, only in Cyprus where some 80% of the population is Greek speaking.
However there are substantial Greek communities in many parts of the world where Greek is used between family and friends including Australia, the United Kingdom and the USA.
Does Greek as used in Cyprus differ from Greek in Greece?
So far as the standard written language is concerned there is little difference. There is a Cypriot dialect (as indeed dialects are encountered in the various regions of Greece itself) but this is not used in the written language.
What a business needs to take into account when commissioning Greek translation for use in Cyprus are differences in both the legal system and system of government . For historical reasons, in Cyprus these are derived from a British model while in Greece these tend to be based on those used in continental Europe.