LA Spanish voice-over production made simple
As an established LA Spanish International voice-over agency, Matinée Multilingual has been providing a professional LA Spanish Voice-Over Service and LA Spanish Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best LA Spanish voice-over talent, at a price you can afford.
Whether for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or IVR, we’ll help you select the best LA Spanish 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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LA Spanish voice-over selection and quick quote in just 1 hour
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A short history of the LA (Latin American) Spanish language
The term LA Spanish refers to all the various dialects of the Spanish language spoken in Latin America (which includes the whole of South America, Mexico, Central America and part of the Caribbean).
When the Spanish and Portuguese began to colonise Latin America, from the late 15th century onwards, they brought their respective languages with them. These languages were both of Latin descent – hence the term Latin America.
As the Spanish Empire took hold, settled by generations of Spanish descendants, so the indigenous people gradually adopted the Spanish language. But the language developed slightly differently in each country – influenced by the native languages already spoken, as well as which part of Spain the colonists came from – so there are many different Spanish dialects spoken throughout Latin America. Read more
Which countries have LA Spanish as a national language?
Spanish is the official language (or de facto national language) of the following Latin American countries: Columbia, Peru (co-official with Quechua, Aymara and others), Venezuela, Ecuador, Guatemala, Cuba, Bolivia (co-official with Quechua, Aymara, Guarani and others), Honduras, Paraguay (co-official with Guarani), El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Equatorial Guinea, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Uruguay and Puerto Rico.
Spanish is spoken by 43% of the population of Belize, although it has no official status (English is the official language).
How many people speak LA Spanish as their first language?
It’s estimated that over 300 million people speak Spanish as their first language in Latin America (out of a total of 400-500 million native Spanish speakers in the world).
The highest number is in Mexico (115 million), followed by Colombia (45 million), Argentina (42 million) and Peru (30 million).
Did you know…
- The process by which people or places become influenced by Spanish culture (including language, food etc) is known as Hispanicisation.
- Because of their proximity to Spanish-speaking countries, in recent years Trinidad and Tobago and Brazil have added Spanish to their education systems as a mandatory subject.
- There are many different Spanish dialects in Latin America, but they can be grouped roughly under these variants: Mexican, Caribbean, Andean-Pacific, Rio de la Plata, Chilean and Central American.
- The development of LA Spanish was influenced by the large numbers of Africans brought to Latin America as slave labour. They contributed many words to the language, as well as intonation and rhythm.
The Latin American economy
Latin America as a whole has a rapidly developing economy. The biggest individual economies are those of Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia and Chile, while the fastest growing include Venezuela, Uruguay and Peru.
The export market is an important part of most Latin American economies.