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Dari subtitling service

Dari voice-over and subtitling agency
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Dari subtitling services

Matinée Multilingual offers an affordable Dari subtitling service for your business video content. We've more than 25 years’ experience in delivering TRANSLATIONS, VOICE-OVERS, SUBTITLES & CAPTIONS in over 80 languages.

Our Dari subtitling service level will delight you. All the work is done in-house, at our base in Reading, apart from translations which we subcontract to in-country linguistic experts. With Matinée you are buying our service quality and our expertise.

We guarantee to deliver the best, no nonsense Dari subtitles service anywhere in the UK. Whatever the challenge, we guarantee to deliver and delight. Check out our FAQs for more information and costs.

Call us now on +44(0)118 958 4934 or email You can also use the Quick Quote form opposite for an instant response.

Dari Subtitling for ‘Dishwasher of Kilburn’

The Dishwasher of Kilburn is an independent short film about life for an Afghan immigrant in London. It was all shot on location in Kilburn and Cricklewood and features fantastic, authentic actors and a powerful, emotional story.

Matinée Multilingual was chosen to produce Dari subtitles for all the English speech, which made up about 80% of the video. The rest of the video has Pashto speech and was already subtitled in English. It was a challenging project, as there is a lot of slang used by the actors. We had some valuable feedback from the cast and crew which helped our Dari subtitler better tailor the subtitles for an Afghan audience. Once the Dari subtitles were approved, we synced and burnt-in to MP4 and MOV. You can watch the full feature on YouTube here: 

A short history of the Dari language

English to Dari subtitling service

Dari is the language spoken in Afghanistan and it is a variation of Persian. Afghanistan has two official languages, Dari and Pashto. It is spoken by around 7.5 million people in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran.

It is a similar language to Iranian Farsi, but there are some differences in pronunciation and grammar. The language has officially been called Dari since 1964 when it was decreed by the Afghan government. Before that it was known as Farsi. It is used in politics, business, print media, radio and television.

Dari is spoken by the Tajiks, Hazaras and Aymags. It is also spoken by Pashtuns living in Tajik and Hazara. The World Factbook, which is a resource produced by the CIA, states that 50% of the Afghan population speak Dari.

You will find Dari words in other languages such as Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and Bengali. The language is renowned for its proverbs, which have been written down in bilingual books by Edward Zellem and which are described as rich and colourful.


This video montage features a variety of subtitling projects we have completed in a number of languages.
It also shows four different ways in which the subtitles can be displayed on screen.