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The Modern Geek Language

Γειά! Greek Learners! 😃

➡ Welcome to the Modern Greek learning page!

You will find below many free resources to learn and practice this language.

Enjoy your learning journey with Polyglot Club! 😊

Facts about Modern Greek[edit | edit source]

Modern Greek, generally referred to by speakers simply as Greek (Ελληνικά, Elliniká), refers collectively to the dialects of the Greek language spoken in the modern era, including the official standardized form of the languages sometimes referred to as Standard Modern Greek. The end of the Medieval Greek period and the beginning of Modern Greek is often symbolically assigned to the fall of the Byzantine Empire in 1453, even though that date marks no clear linguistic boundary and many characteristic features of the modern language arose centuries earlier, beginning around the fourth century AD.


  • Language code (ISO 639-3): ell
  • Autonyms (how to write "Modern Greek" in Modern Greek): Νέα Ελληνικά / Νεοελληνική Γλώσσα
  • Other names for "Modern Greek": Grec, Greco, Neo-Hellenic, Romaic, Görög, Greaca, Yunan, Hrets'kyy, Urum
  • The Modern Greek language is spoken in: Greece

Modern Greek Dictionaries[edit | edit source]

Portal for the Greek language: Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής (Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek) meanings & etymology in Greek (1998) Greek monolingual dictionary & Ancient Greek bilingual dictionaries

Translatum: Greek-English dictionary & German, French, Italian, Turkish…

Lingea: Greek-English dictionary & multilingual

Kemeslex: Greek-English dictionary & French

Kypros: Modern & Ancient Greek-English dictionary

Loecsen: Greek-English common phrases (+ audio)

Goethe-Verlag: Greek-English common phrases & illustrated vocabulary (+ audio)

BBC: useful expressions (+ audio)

Greek-English-French dictionary of the Olympic games

Modern Greek and English lexikon by John Lowndes (1837)

Dictionary of Modern Greek proverbs with an English translation, by Alexander Negris (1831)

Vocabulaire classique: vocabulary by topics, Modern & Ancient Greek, French, English, by G. Poppleton (1834)

Greek word formation by Angela Ralli, in A handbook of word formation (2015)

From Ancient Greek to Modern Greek (word formation) by Io Manolessou & Angela Ralli

English loanwords in Modern Greek by Donald Swanson, in Word (1958)

Some rules for Modern Greek nicknames by Aristotle Katranides, in Word (1970)

Free Modern Greek Lessons[edit | edit source]

Language Exchange[edit | edit source]

Forum[edit | edit source]

Tools[edit | edit source]

Marketplace[edit | edit source]

Greek (Modern) Online Virtual Keyboard[edit | edit source]


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