Professional Direct Mandarin Transcription and Translation Service from Audio or Video Files

We can provide a direct translation from any Mandarin audio or video file into English.

The linguist will listen to the Mandarin speech on the audio or video file and will provide a direct written translation into English much in the same way as an interpreter would interpret what he or she hears verbally.

Our Mandarin translators and transcriptionists can include speaker labels and time codes, depending on your requirement.

The quality and speed of output will depend on the clarity of the source media file, so if you’re starting from scratch, please obtain the best quality recording possible.

Professional direct translation from Mandarin AUDIO/VIDEO into English

We can provide a direct translation from any Mandarin audio or video file into English. Unless required, no accompanying Mandarin transcript is produced.

Time stamps

Our Mandarin direct translation service includes 5-minute time code markers as standard. We can however increase the frequency if required to every minute/every 10 seconds/every sentence/every change of speaker, and with some languages, even every word is possible.

Source media file formats – Mandarin audio and video

We can handle just about any input format including:

Youtube and Vimeo links, AAC, ACT, AIFC, AIFF, AMR, APE, AU, CAF, DCT, DVS, FLAC, OGG, M4A, MP2, MP3, UPC, MSV, QCP, RA/RM, SHN, SPX, VOC, VOX, WAV, WMA, 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AV1, DivX, DV, FLV, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, WMV

Industry-specific Mandarin transcription and direct Mandarin translation service

We have industry-specific Mandarin translators and transcribers covering a wide range of material including:

  • Mandarin transcription and/or direct translation from Mandarin to English of footage for tv production companies
  • Mandarin transcription and/or direct translation from Mandarin to English of academic research material for universities and libraries
  • Mandarin transcription and/or direct translation from Mandarin to English of oral histories
  • Mandarin transcription and/or direct translation from Mandarin to English of court tapes, police interviews, immigration interviews and solicitor/client meetings.
Confidentiality

Our carefully vetted Mandarin audio typists, transcriptionists and translators are bound by a non-disclosure agreement to keep all material confidential, but we are happy to sign additional non-disclosure agreements if required.

Rates
  • Mandarin subtitling rates start from £9.99 + VAT per source video minute
  • Mandarin same language transcription rates start from £3.99 per source audio/video minute
  • Mandarin language direct translation from audio/video rates start from £7.99 per source audio/video minute.
  • Please note these rates are a broad indication only. Minimum charges apply, and rates will vary depending on audio quality, number of speakers, subject matter, volume, etc.

Please note: VAT is chargeable for our UK clients. We are able to provide quotations in GB pounds, US Dollars or Euros.

Please refer to our client feedback page to learn more about the unbeatable direct translation from Mandarin audio or video service we offer.

Upload your files

If you have a project you would like to discuss, do please call us on +44 (0)1544 388040 or contact us via our free Quote & File Uploads form.

WHILE YOU’RE HERE... SOME QUITE INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE Mandarin LANGUAGE

Accounting for 70% of Chinese speakers, Mandarin is more widely spoken than any other form of Chinese - with some 955 million native speakers globally. That's 14% of the world's total population. In fact, there are more native Mandarin speakers in the world than speakers of any other language. Mandarin is just one of several Chinese dialect groups, which can be kind of confusing. In places like Taiwan and People's Republic of China it's the official language. Mandarin dialects are spoken throughout most of northern and southwestern China. Despite their similarities, some Mandarin dialects are actually not "mutually intelligible". Other varieties of Chinese include Wu, Xiang, Yue, Min, Hakka and Gan. It is written using traditional characters.

Mandarin SAMPLE TEXT

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Mandarin example video

These are intended as language sample videos - the subtitles/captions were not created by Knockhundred Translations.
You can find more information on our subtitling services here
AND LASTLY, A Mandarin tongue twister

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