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Translating Slang Terms And Colloquialisms: Part 1

Translators often come across slang terms and swear words whilst interpreting text. These can be some of the most difficult terms to translate as they are often language-specific. For example, would a Russian understand the English term ‘enough room to swing a cat’ if it was translated literally into their... Read More

Style options for burnt-in subtitles

When choosing a subtitling style, it is useful to consider where the video will be shown, aesthetic elements already in your video e.g. the background, colours used etc. as well as the technical requirements of your video. We have long since used the following guide to display the options available... Read More

How to say “I Love You” in 22 languages…

It doesn’t matter what language your Valentine speaks, we have given you “I Love You” in 22 of the most popular languages on the planet so go on, tell that someone special how you feel! 1. French: Je t’aime 2. Spanish: Te quiero 3. Italian: Ti amo 4. Portuguese: Eu amo-te 5. German: Ich liebe... Read More

Choosing the best British voice over for your business

Yesterday in our blog we talked about UK accents and how choosing a voice over artist with an accent can amplify your message and resonate with your audience. Today we tell you how this can be achieved. Regional stereotypes dominate all aspects of daily life and therefore hearing a certain regional... Read More

Recruiting: Account Manager, Glasgow office

Matinée Multilingual is a boutique translation and video production studio that specialise in the translation of audio, video and multimedia. Matinée are currently recruiting for a new Account Manager to work from the Glasgow Sales & Marketing office. This is an exciting opportunity to learn from experienced business professionals, and... Read More

It’s Quiz time – “Who’s that voice?”

Keep yourself entertained this lunchtime, and complete our awesome voice over quiz!  Click the image below: Get 10/10 and you could be in with a chance of winning a basket of tasty muffins, so make sure you publish your score! And for a limited time only, we’re offering you the... Read More

Happy Chinese New Year

Matinée will still be offering Chinese Translation, Voice Over and Subtitling services during this time, but they may take a little longer to turn-around than usual. Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. The Chinese year 4710 begins on Jan. 23, 2012. Chinese months follow... Read More