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Character Frequency: Greek (Ελληνικά)

Below you can see a table showing the frequencies of letters, as they occur in the Greek language. This list was created with the character counter, which is integrated in the WordCreator. Basis of this list were some Greek texts with together 1.442.382 characters (235.614 words), 1.161.745 characters were used for the counting. The texts consist of a good mix of different literary genres. Of course, if other texts were used as a basis, the result would be slightly different.

The list may only be used together with the publishing of the internet adress stefantrost.de and the prior consent of Stefan Trost (contact).

The left list is sorted according to the letters, the right list in accordance with the frequency of the letters. Accordingly, the letters Α, Ο and Ε are the most common letters in the Greek language.

CharacterFrequency
Α12,63%
Β0,64%
Γ1,62%
Δ1,55%
Ε8,95%
Ζ0,31%
Η4,56%
Θ1,16%
Ι8,80%
Κ3,59%
Λ2,54%
Μ3,27%
Ν5,90%
Ξ0,42%
Ο9,2%
Π3,95%
Ρ4,12%
Σ6,67%
Τ7,61%
Υ3,91%
Φ0,72%
Χ1,23%
Ψ0,15%
Ω1,94%
CharacterFrequency
Α12,63%
Ο9,20%
Ε8,95%
Ι8,80%
Τ7,61%
Σ6,67%
Ν5,90%
Η4,56%
Ρ4,12%
Π3,95%
Υ3,91%
Κ3,59%
Μ3,27%
Λ2,54%
Ω1,94%
Γ1,62%
Δ1,55%
Χ1,23%
Θ1,16%
Φ0,72%
Β0,64%
Ξ0,42%
Ζ0,31%
Ψ0,15%
 

Usage Note

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The Greek Alphabet

In the next table you can see the letters from the Greek alphabet, in which the Greek language is written since the 9th century before Christ. In a sense, the Greek was the first alphabetical language and among others, the Latin and the Cyrillic alphabet are descended from it. The capitel letters you can see in the left column, in the next columns there are the lower case letters and the names of the letters. The column "Pronunciation" shows how the letters are pronounced and the column "Transcription" shows which latin letter corresponds to the Greek letters when transcripting Greek to Latin (phonetic notation). The shown transcription can be applied with the software Text Converter automatically. Further information, you can read on the page Transcriptions.

Upper Lower Name Pronunciation Transcription
ΑαAlphaΑ, AHΑ
ΒβBetaBB
ΓγGammaGG
ΔδDeltaDD
ΕεEpsilonkurzes EE
ΖζZetaDS, SZ
ΗηEtaÄHĒ
ΘθThetaTHTH
ΙιIotaI, IHI
ΚκKappaKK
ΛλLambdaLL
ΜμMyMM
ΝνNyNN
ΞξXiKSX
ΟοOmikronOO
ΠπPiPP
ΡρRhoRR(H)
ΣσSigmaSS
ΤτTauTT
ΥυYpsilonÜY1
ΦφPhiPHPH
ΧχChiCH, KHCH
ΨψPsiPSPS
ΩωOmegaOHŌ

The Greek alphabet contains of 24 letters. Every single letter exists as capital letter and as lower case letter.

If you want to learn the Greek alphabet, you can use the AnswerCoach. More information, you get on this page.

Annotation:
1 After α, ε and ο instead of Y, U is used, so that AU, EU and OU is the result.

Convert Greek to Latin

To convert a text consisting of Greek letters to Latin letters or vice versa, you can use the software Text Converter. The shown transcription is supported by this program, so that you can immediately start with your transcriptions. You can read further information and an explanation of the procedure on the page Transcriptions.