Kurdish subtitling service

Kurdish voice-over and subtitling agency
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Kurdish subtitling services

Matinée Multilingual offers an affordable Kurdish 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 Kurdish 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 Kurdish 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 project@matinee.co.uk. You can also use the Quick Quote form opposite for an instant response.

Subtitling montage in 4 languages for Sony

Sony’s production company asked Matinée Multilingual to subtitle a series of DAB product demos in 4 languages.

Matinée transcribed the English audio, and then produced the French, Italian, German and Spanish subtitles. Once approved, the subtitles were synced to the video and delivered as MP4 files.


A short history of the Kurdish language

English to Kurdish subtitling service

Kurdish is spoken by more than 30 million people in West Asia, Germany, Iraqi-Kurdistan and the language can also be heard in Turkey and Iran. The language is close to Iranian and contains a number of Iranian words. It has official language status in Iraq, together with Arabic. It is also a recognised language in Armenia.

Kurds on the whole are bilingual, speaking the language from where they come from and Kurdish. Some are even multilingual speaking Turkish as a second language.

Kurdish dialects are classified into three sections:

  • Northern Kurmanji
  • Central Sorani
  • Southern Kermanshahi, Ardalani and Laki

The dialects of Kurmanji and Sorani are not similar because of grammatical differences and cannot be understood by each other.

Writings which mention the word Kurd have been found to go back to the 7th century, however, at that time it is thought that Kurd referred to Iranian Nomads and not a group of people. In 934 a dynasty was founded and the Kurds had a Kurdish ruler. This went on through the 11th and 12th centuries, but after that the dynasty crumbled. The Turks were then used by whoever was in power as members of the military, or as slaves. Although today they live in Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria, the Kurds are known as an ethnic group without a state.


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.