Taiwanese voice-over production made simple
As an established Taiwanese voice-over agency, Matinée has been providing a professional Taiwanese Voice-Over Service and Taiwanese Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best Taiwanese voice talent, at a price you can afford.
Whether you are looking for Taiwanese voice-over artists for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or telephone messaging, we’ll supply the best Taiwanese voice talent for the job. We’ll time-sync the selected Taiwanese voice-over to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice. Or, we can lay back the Taiwanese 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 Taiwanese 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 Taiwanese language
Taiwanese (also known as Taiwanese Hokkien) is a variety of Hokkien – a Chinese dialect – that is spoken in Taiwan. As such, it belongs to the Min Nan group of the Chinese branch of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages. Whether Taiwanese is a separate language within this family is a matter of some debate.
Taiwanese is close to Amoy, and similarly based on a mixture of Zhangzhou and Quanzhou speech. It is largely mutually intelligible with other dialects of Hokkien spoken in China and other parts of Southeast Asia, and to a lesser extent with other Min Nan languages such as Teochew. It is not mutually intelligible with Mandarin Chinese.
From the early 17th century onwards, Taiwan has been settled by waves of Chinese people migrating from mainland China. Many of the earlier settlers came from regions of Min Nan (southern Fujian), and they brought their native Hokkien language with them.
The Taiwanese language evolved over the years from a mixture of Hokkien, Hakka (another Chinese dialect), and the Formosan languages that are indigenous to Taiwan. A number of Japanese loanwords have also been incorporated, as a result of half a century of Japanese rule (beginning in 1895). Read more
Which countries have Taiwanese as a national language?
Taiwanese is not an official language in Taiwan – however it does have de facto status as it is a statutory language for public transport announcements. Taiwan’s official language is Mandarin Chinese.
How many people speak Taiwanese as their first language?
It is estimated that over 15 million people speak Taiwanese as their first language – around 70% of the population of Taiwan.
Did you know…
- Because of the widespread popularity of Taiwanese-produced media, Taiwanese Hokkien has become the most influential of all the Hokkien dialects. Along with Amoy, the Taiwanese prestige dialect is regarded as standard Hokkien.
- Many elderly people in Taiwan still speak Japanese (along with Taiwanese), as a result of going through the Japanese-led education system in the first half of the 20th century.
The Taiwanese economy
Taiwan is one of the ‘Tiger’ economies of Southeast Asia, along with Singapore, South Korea and Hong Hong – all countries with high-growth economies.
It has a developed capitalist economy ranked as the 18th largest in the world based on GDP, and the 19th largest based on PPP. The service sector makes up 73% of Taiwan’s economy, and the country is a major exporter of electronics and other high-tech products.
Taiwan is a member of the Asian Development Bank, the World Trade Organisation and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.