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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, firstname.lastname@example.org
"Ellinida skila", "Ellinida iena", "Skila apo tin Ellada", "Skila ginaika",but see my notes below...
Explanation: 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).