Brazilian Portuguese voice-over production made simple
As an established Brazilian Portuguese International voice-over agency, Matinée Multilingual has been providing a professional Brazilian Portuguese Voice-Over Service and Brazilian Portuguese Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best Brazilian Portuguese voice-over talent, at a price you can afford.
Whether for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or IVR, we’ll help you select the best Brazilian Portuguese voice-over talent for the job. We can record wild or sync to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice, same day, via FTP. We can also lay-back the audio onto your video, and re-work the captions where necessary.
To check the availability of our voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us using the quick Quote form opposite, and we'll respond within one hour. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on +44(0)118 958 4934.
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A short history of the Brazilian Portuguese language
Brazilian Portuguese, spoken by the vast majority of the Brazilian population, is a set of dialects of the Portuguese language that have evolved since the first wave of Portuguese colonisation in Brazil in the 16th century.
In the early days, the language existed alongside others, including the Amerindian languages of the original inhabitants of Brazil. But by the end of the 18th century, due to increasing numbers of Portuguese immigrants and expansion into the country’s interior, Portuguese had established itself as Brazil’s national language.
During its evolution, Brazilian Portuguese has been influenced by various other languages, most notably the indigenous Amerindian languages as well as the African languages spoken by thousands of slaves brought to the country between the 16th and 19th centuries.
Brazilian Portuguese differs from European Portuguese in terms of spelling, vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. There is less variation between the written versions of the two languages than the spoken ones. The difference between written Brazilian Portuguese and European Portuguese is similar to the difference between American and British English. Read more
Which countries have Brazilian Portuguese as a national language?
Portuguese is the official language of Brazil. More than 99% of the population speaks Brazilian Portuguese; the rest are either Amerindian communities who speak indigenous languages, or immigrant communities who speak their own native languages.
How many people speak Brazilian Portuguese as their first language?
Around 200 million people speak Brazilian Portuguese as their first language. Brazil is the top Portuguese-speaking country in the world, in terms of numbers of speakers (the next three are Mozambique, Angola and Portugal itself).
Did you know…
- While Brazilian people sometimes have a little trouble understanding Portuguese people, the opposite doesn’t tend to be true – this is largely down to the huge influence of Brazilian soap operas and music.
- Although there are variations in accent throughout Brazil, the proliferation of TV networks based in the southeast of the country (eg in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo) means that the southeast regional accent has become standard in the media.
- Adopted words derived from Amerindian languages are particularly common in place, plant and animal names. Words adopted from African languages are often related to food and music.
The Brazilian economy
Brazil has the sixth largest economy by nominal GDP in the world, and the seventh largest by purchasing power parity. It is the largest economy in Latin America and the second largest in the western hemisphere.
Brazil made a good recovery after the 2008-2009 global financial crisis, but recently growth has slowed dramatically, leading many to speculate that its predicted surge up the economic leader board may have stalled.
Around 70% of Brazilians are employed in the service sector, 19% in industry and 10% in agriculture. Brazil is a member of various economic organisations including G20, WTO, G8+5, Mercosur, Unasul and the Cairns Group.