Ukrainian voice-over production made simple
As an established Ukrainian voice-over agency, Matinée has been providing a professional Ukrainian Voice-Over Service and Ukrainian Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best Ukrainian voice talent, at a price you can afford.
Whether you are looking for Ukrainian voice-over artists for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or telephone messaging, we’ll supply the best Ukrainian voice talent for the job. We’ll time-sync the selected Ukrainian voice-over to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice. Or, we can lay back the Ukrainian 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 Ukrainian 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 Ukrainian language
Ukrainian belongs to the East Slavic sub-group of the Slavic branch of the Indo-European family of languages. It is closely related to Russian and Belarusian, and is the second most widely spoken of the 12 surviving members of the Slavic language branch (after Russian).
Ukrainian has its roots in Old East Slavic, and can be traced back to the early medieval state of Kievan Rus’, which united Ukraine, Russia and Moldova between the 9th and 13th centuries. Old East Slavic was the colloquial language used in the state during this period.
During its development Ukrainian has been strongly influenced by other languages, including Russian, Belarusian, Polish and Slovak. The earliest written records of Ukrainian date back to the end of the 16th century, which is when it is generally thought to have begun diverging significantly from Russian.
At the end of the 19th century, under Russian rule, Ukrainian was banned. From 1919 to 1991, under Soviet rule, it became marginalised as Russian was the main language of work and education. When Ukraine declared independence in 1991, Ukrainian was reinstated as the country’s official language and became a focus of national identity. Read more
Which countries have Ukrainian as a national language?
Ukrainian is the official language of Ukraine, and is official at a regional level in Moldova (in the breakaway state of Transnistria).
It is recognised as a minority language in Moldova, Hungary, Serbia, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Slovakia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Czech Republic.
How many people speak Ukrainian as their first language?
It is estimated that around 40-50 million people speak Ukrainian as their first language in countries all around the world, as well as in Ukraine. These include Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Paraguay, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia and the United States.
Did you know…
- There is not a huge diversity of Ukrainian dialects, but there are slight variations which are normally divided into the northern dialects, the southwestern dialects and the southeastern dialects. Standard Ukrainian is largely based on the Poltava-Kyiv dialects of the southeastern group.
- Belarusian shares the highest percentage of common vocabulary with Ukrainian (84%), followed by Polish (70%), Serbo-Croatian (68%), Slovak (66%) and Russian (62%).
The Ukrainian economy
Ukraine’s GDP fell sharply for the first 10 years after gaining independence from the Soviet Union, but things turned around between 2000 and 2008, when the economy experienced rapid growth.
The country was badly affected by the 2008 global financial crisis, but has since begun to recover. Over 60% of Ukraine’s exports go to other former Soviet states, including Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Ukraine is rich in natural resources, particularly mineral deposits. Industry contributes around a quarter of the country’s GDP.