global directory of translation services
 The translation workplace
KudoZ home » English to Greek » Other

greek bitch


Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
03:02 Jan 18, 2002
English to Greek translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: greek bitch
Can someone please translate Greek Bitch, using the Greek letter, only with the English alphabet. If you don't understand, just ask me,

Summary of answers provided
4"Ellinida skila", "Ellinida iena", "Skila apo tin Ellada", "Skila ginaika",but see my notes below...
Eleftherios Kritikakis



16 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
"Ellinida skila", "Ellinida iena", "Skila apo tin Ellada", "Skila ginaika",but see my notes below...

That's a tough one... the word "bitch" translates into "skila" (σκύλα) in Greek, meaning exactly "female dog". However, it is rarely used to connote the same meaning with "bitch" in English. Someone could use of course "Ellinida skila"...
On the other hand, a more common expression in Greece today would be "iena" (ύαινα), meaning "hyena". So, they say "she is a hyena" ("afti einai iena"). You won't hear the term "bitch" in Greece (in any form, be it "skila" or "iena") as often as in the States. Greeks use different words to swear to a female or insult her. A woman has to be really terrible to be described as "skila" (bitch) in Greece (in the US, they use the term without much thought).

Eleftherios Kritikakis
United States
Local time: 11:01
Native speaker of: Native in GreekGreek
PRO pts in pair: 20
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

Return to KudoZ list

KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.

See also: