Portuguese voice-over agency
Portuguese voice-over production made simple
Matinée Multilingual has been setting the quality standards in the UK’s Portuguese voice-over recording industry for over 30 years, from our recording studios in Reading. We offer a comprehensive range of voice-over recording services, and subtitling services in Portuguese, and in over 80 other foreign languages.
We have a good selection of the very best Portuguese voice-over talent available, and you’ll find our voice costs and studio rates to be less than many other agencies offering exactly the same service. And we’ll make sure the chosen Portuguese voice artist gives you the very best rate for the job, and we’ll negotiate down on repeat fees and broadcast rates on your behalf.
Our Portuguese voice artists are talented and experienced in a whole range of different voiceover projects, from ads, to corporate narration, to character voices. Whatever the type of voice you need, we’ll be sure to help you find it from our selection of Portuguese voice talent.
We can record wild, or sync to picture, and deliver the audio back via FTP. When required, we can also re-mix your new Portuguese voice-over recording with the existing music and effects track, and send you a fully mixed video soundtrack.
To check the availability of our Portuguese voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us using the Quick Quote form below, and we’ll respond within the hour. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44(0)118 958 4934.
To calculate Portuguese voice-over fees and recording costs
Featured Portuguese Voice Talent
We have a large database of Portuguese voice talent for you to choose from, no matter what type of voiceover project you’re working on.
Here is a selection of Portuguese voice talent who we regularly work with, but if you don’t find what you’re looking for, we have a committed talent management team who will help you source the perfect Portuguese voice for your needs, and at a price that won’t blow your budget.
Our experienced and dedicated team are ready to answer your questions about anything, from selecting a voice actor, to the rest of the recording process.
Play and download Portuguese voice demos, add them to your Quick Quote
Portuguese voice-over for Trimble MEP
Trimble MEP is a company that applies technology to make offsite, field and mobile work more productive. They are best known for their GPS systems but offer a wide range of positioning technologies.Trimble focuses on different divisions within each client company they collaborate with. This video illustrates their work with MEP (Mechanical Electrical Plumbing). As they operate in over 140 countries, they decided to localise the video into a range of languages including Portuguese.
They required a male Portuguese voice actor with a strong, confident and honest voice. Leonardo was the perfect match and brought the script to life with his believable tone.
Select a voice-over language
Choose English read in a foreign accent
Select a subtitle language
A short history of the Portuguese language
After the collapse of the Roman Empire, the region was conquered by Germanic tribes (between 409 and 711 AD) – but these occupiers also adopted the local Vulgar Latin dialects. In 711 the Moorish invasion of the Iberian Peninsular brought Arabic to the region, which had some impact on the development of the local language.
Vulgar Latin gradually evolved into Galician-Portuguese, which was spoken throughout the medieval Kingdom of Galicia. After Portugal broke off to become a separate kingdom in 1130, Portuguese was established as the official language of that country.
The spread of the Portuguese Empire in the 15th and 16th centuries took the language across the world, to Latin America, Africa and Asia.
Which countries have Portuguese as a national language?
Portuguese is the only official language of Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, and São Tomé and Príncipe. It also has co-official status in Macau and East Timor.
How many people speak Portuguese as their first language?
It is estimated that over 200 million people speak Portuguese as their first language worldwide, making it the second most widely spoken Romance language (after Spanish), the third most spoken European language, and the seventh most spoken of all languages in the world.
Did you know…
- There are up to 1,000 words derived from Arabic in Modern Portuguese. These mainly relate to food, agriculture, crafts and place names (the latter especially in the south, eg the Algarve and Fátima).
- Although there are several different Portuguese dialects, the two major classifications are European (or Standard) Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese. These developed along slightly different lines from around the 18th century onwards; in Portugal the language was influenced by French, while in Brazil it was influenced by Italian and other European languages.
- The Portuguese were the first Europeans to reach and establish trade links with Japan (in 1542) and they brought their language with them. There are many Japanese words of Portuguese origin, including: arukooru/alcool/alcohol; botan/botão/button; kirishitan/cristão/christian; pan/pão/bread.
The Portuguese economy
Portugal has a mixed economy, rated (as of 2013) as the 49th largest in the world. It has become increasingly diverse and service-based since joining the European Community (predecessor to the European Union) in 1986.
Portugal’s main import/export partners are other members of the EU.
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They were so professional
Brian and Philippe…love them!! What a great call to brighten up my day! They were so professional and so funny and I could tell the client was really happy 😊
Philippe is definitely the best VO artist I’ve heard since being at Sponge! Just wow!
Pleasure to work with
Pleasure to work with these guys. Hugh and the team couldn’t do enough to help and keep us informed throughout our customer journey. Highly recommended!
Delivers great work, right on time
We’ve used Matinée for several projects, from video editing to translations of marketing materials, and they’re always a great pleasure to work with. Any requests are answered right away. We’ve had tight deadlines, but we’ve never worried as the team at Matinée delivers great work, right on time.
Fantastic to work with
The team at Matinée are fantastic to work with. They are really communicative, helpful and turned around the work as quickly as possible. I have no complaints at all and we will definitely be getting back in contact when we next need subtitles.
Matinée is a company I can trust
I’ve worked with Matinee for well over 20 years, and continue to go back to them because of trust; a trust in their commitment to fulfilling the needs of my project, and a trust in the quality of their work.
I use Matinee a lot for subtitling projects
I use Matinee for a lot of subtitling projects and they never fail to meet the deadlines. Great customer service and fast responses. Well done to the entire team.
Friendly and efficient service
The speed of response, and friendly, efficient service from all staff was quite exceptional. Matinee particularly stands out by putting the customer’s needs first, even when the job is relatively small and a bit of a technical challenge. I would strongly recommend Matinee for any subtitling work.
A fantastic company to work with
A fantastic company to work with. Fast email responses, rapid delivery of audio files, and all with positive and warm personalities shining through! Thank you Matinée for a wonderful customer experience.
They are always well organised
Very pleased with a number of projects completed by Matinée. They are always well organised, providing clear expectations, organisation, efficiency and always deliver a quality product on time. Recommended.
Quick response to meet my deadline
I have to mention the quick response of Sally and Nicole to my last minute request. They both understood the urgency of my need, and helped me complete the recording to hit my deadline.