Vietnamese voice-over production made simple
As an established Vietnamese voice-over agency, Matinée has been providing a professional Vietnamese Voice-Over Service and Vietnamese Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best Vietnamese voice talent, at a price you can afford.
Whether you are looking for Vietnamese voice-over artists for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or telephone messaging, we’ll supply the best Vietnamese voice talent for the job. We’ll time-sync the selected Vietnamese voice-over to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice. Or, we can lay back the Vietnamese 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 Vietnamese 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 Vietnamese language
It is generally agreed that Vietnamese belongs to the Vietic branch of the Austroasiatic family of languages. It is by far the most widely spoken of all the Austroasiatic languages – in fact it is spoken by more people than all the others (approximately 150) combined.
The history of Vietnamese is difficult to establish, as it has been influenced so heavily by other languages, particularly Chinese in the early centuries, and French in the colonial days. However, some linguists have proposed six periods of development:
- Pre-Vietnamese – the original language from which Vietnamese (and the related Muong language) descended.
- Proto-Vietnamese – from around the 7th-9th century – the oldest version of Vietnamese before the huge influx of Chinese vocabulary.
- Archaic Vietnamese – from around the 10th century – during this period the language evolved with the adoption of Chinese vocabulary.
- Ancient Vietnamese – from around the 15th century – during this time the language became more tonal (increasing from three to six tones).
- Middle Vietnamese – from the 17th century – this period saw the influence of European languages, with the spread of colonialism.
- Modern Vietnamese – from the 19th century – the standardisation of the language as we know it today.
Which countries have Vietnamese as a national language?
Vietnamese is the official language of Vietnam.
How many people speak Vietnamese as their first language?
It is estimated that approximately 80 million people speak Vietnamese as their first language, mainly in Vietnam (where it is the mother tongue of around 90% of the population).
Other countries with significant Vietnamese-speaking communities include the United States, China, Cambodia, France, Australia, Laos, Canada and Thailand.
Did you know…
- Like Chinese, Vietnamese is a tonal language – the meaning of words can be changed by subtle variations in pitch. There are six tones – mid-level, low falling, high rising, mid dipping-rising, high breaking-rising and low falling constricted.
- Vietnamese dialects are often split into three groups – northern (spoken in Hanoi), central (Hue) and southern (Ho Chi Minh City). The standard language (and prestige dialect) is based on the northern dialect.
- Originally Vietnamese was written using a Chinese-like script called Chữ-nôm, which was used until the 20th century. In the 17th century, Roman Catholic missionaries introduced a Latin-based script, Quốc Ngữ, which has been used ever since.
The Vietnamese economy
Since the mid-1980s, Vietnam has been transitioning from a centrally-planned economy to a socialist market economy. The country has experienced high levels of economic growth during this period, and has been identified by Goldman Sachs as one of the Next Eleven countries (those with a high potential of becoming one of the world’s largest economies in the 21st century).
State-owned enterprises account for around 40% of the country’s GDP. Industry’s share of economic output is increasing (currently around 41% of GDP) while agriculture’s is decreasing (22%). Vietnam joined the World Trade Organisation in 2007.