Farsi voice-over production made simple
As an established Farsi voice-over agency, Matinée has been providing a professional Farsi Voice-Over Service and Farsi Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best Farsi voice talent, at a price you can afford.
Whether you are looking for Farsi voice-over artists for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or telephone messaging, we’ll supply the best Farsi voice talent for the job. We’ll time-sync the selected Farsi voice-over to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice. Or, we can lay back the Farsi audio onto your video and re-work the captions where necessary.
Check out our FAQs for more information and costs. To check the availability of our Farsi voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us today using the quick Quote form opposite. 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 Farsi language
Farsi (also known as Parsi, or Persian) belongs to the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European family of languages. Farsi is the name for the Modern Persian language spoken today in Iran (formerly Persia). Its native name is Farsi rather than Parsi because it is written using an Arabic script, and there is no letter P in Arabic.
The historical development of Persian is generally grouped into three phases:
- Old Persian – up until 3rd century BC – an ancient form of the language that evolved from Proto-Iranian, spoken by the Parsa people.
- Middle Persian – from the 3rd to 9th century – influenced by other Central Asian languages such as Sogdian, Chrosmian and Parthian. Middle Persian declined after the Arabic conquest in the 7th century.
- New Persian – from the 9th century onwards – adopting simplified grammar, an Arabic script, Arabic vocabulary (and later English, French and German vocabulary).
Which countries have Farsi as a national language?
Farsi is the official language of Iran. Other recognised regional languages in Iran include Azeri, Arabic, Kurdish, Mazandarani, Gilaki, Baluchi and Luri.
Two other varieties of Persian/Parsi/Farsi known as Dari and Tajik are the official languages of Afghanistan and Tajikistan.
How many people speak Farsi as their first language?
It is estimated that there are around 110 million Persian speakers worldwide, with over 40 million Farsi speakers in Iran (60% of the population).
Did you know…
- Parsi, as the language of the Persian Empire, was spoken much more widely in ancient times; from the borders of India in the east, to Egypt and the Mediterranean in the west; from the borders of Russia in the north, to the Persian Gulf in the south.
- When the Moguls invaded Persia in the 13th century, the Persians converted them to the Parsi language. They took it back with them to India and it became the court language of many Indian kings, until British occupation in the 18th century.
- Many neighbouring languages have been influenced significantly by Persian. These include Turkic, Armenian, Urdu and Arabic.
The Iranian economy
Iran has a mixed economy, the 17th largest in the world by purchasing power parity and 21st by nominal GDP; it has been identified by Goldman Sachs as one of the Next Eleven economies.
The Iranian economy is dominated by oil and gas production. It is has a large public sector, and half of the economy is centrally planned.
One of the main problems faced by Iran is that underemployment has led to many of the country’s educated youth leaving to get better jobs abroad – this is known as a ‘brain drain’.