CHINESE VOICE OVER
Mandarin is the official form of the Chinese language spoken in mainland China and Taiwan. For voiceover, the most common request is for "Broadcast" Chinese, which is actually different from a "Beijing" accent.
Cantonese is one of the official languages of Hong Kong (along with English) and of Macau (with Portuguese), and is spoken in Guangdong Province in Mainland China and nearby areas.
Other variations of Chinese we work with include Taiwanese Mandarin and Taiwanese Hokkien.
There is some confusion as to usage of the terms "traditional Chinese" and "simplified Chinese". These both refer only to the written forms of the language, not the spoken language. It is important from a localization standpoint to know who your target audience is in order to choose the correct "Chinese" when you request a voiceover.
We have an extensive list of Chinese-speaking talent we use on a regular basis, as well as bilingual speakers who can record your script in English as well as in Chinese, providing continuity of voice.
You can sample our most-requested voices below, and many more are available upon request.
MANDARIN VOICE TALENT SAMPLES:
CANTONESE VOICE TALENT SAMPLES:
TAIWAN MANDARIN AND TAIWANESE TALENT SAMPLES:
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Or listen to samples in another language:
For more on the voiceover recording process, click here for our FAQ.