Slovak voice-over production made simple
As an established Slovak voice-over agency, Matinée has been providing a professional Slovak Voice-Over Service and Slovak Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best Slovak voice talent, at a price you can afford.
Whether you are looking for Slovak voice-over artists for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or telephone messaging, we’ll supply the best Slovak voice talent for the job. We’ll time-sync the selected Slovak voice-over to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice. Or, we can lay back the Slovak 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 Slovak 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.
Voice-over selection and quotation in just three easy steps
1. browse the voice-over demos below and click PLAY to audition each casting sample
2. choose the voice(s) you like and click ADD to your Quick Quote, or DOWNLOAD a copy
3. complete the Quick Quote and we’ll check availability and costs, with a response in just 1 hour
A short history of the Slovak language
Slovak belongs to the Western Slavic branch of the Indo-European language family, along with Czech, Polish and Sorbian. It derives directly from Proto-Slavic.
Slovak is very similar to – and mutually intelligible with – Czech, although the two languages developed separately for a long period. Slovak also shares common features with both South Slavic and East Slavic languages, so although it is classified as West Slavic, it actually occupies a more central position within the Slavic language group.
There was an intense period of development of the Slovak language during the 10th to 12th centuries, before it stabilised between the 13th and 15th centuries. However, there was no standard Slovak literary language until the end of the 18th century. Before this Czech was used as the literary language of educated Slovakians, as well as cultural West Slovak, cultural Central Slovak and cultural East Slovak. Eventually a standard version based on Central Slovak caught on, and formed the basis of the literary version used today. Read more
Which countries have Slovak as a national language?
Slovak has been the official language of the Slovak Republic since it became an independent state in 1993.
The language also has official status in the Serbian region of Vojvodina, and is recognised as a minority language in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Ukraine.
How many people speak Slovak as their first language?
It is estimated that around six million people speak Slovak worldwide, most of whom live in the Slovak Republic. There are significant Slovak-speaking communities in the United States and the Czech Republic.
Did you know…
- Slovak is sometimes called the ‘Esperanto’ of Slavic languages, because of its central position within the group as the most comprehensible language for speakers of other Slavic languages.
- While this is true for standard Slovak, it doesn’t always follow for Slovak dialects, which can be much more difficult for others to understand – particularly the eastern varieties.
The Slovakian economy
Slovakia has a high income economy, with the highest GDP of the V4 countries (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary). If the V4 countries were counted as a single nation, they would rank as the seventh largest economy in Europe and the 14th largest in the world.
Slovakia joined the European Union in 2004 and adopted the euro in 2009.