Portuguese Transcription Service

Our Portuguese transcriptionists, Portuguese audio typists and copy typists can produce verbatim transcripts where every word is recorded, or intelligent verbatim transcripts where any unnecessary utterances are excluded.

Speaker labels can be included as can time codes, depending on your requirement.

Professional same language Portuguese transcription services

With our same language Portuguese transcription service, our Portuguese transcribers will work from either audio or video files and will transcribe the Portuguese speech in Portuguese. 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 Portuguese audio/video into English

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

Time stamps

Our Portuguese transcription 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 – Portuguese 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 Portuguese transcription service

We have industry-specific Portuguese transcriptionists covering a wide range of material including Portuguese transcription and/or direct translation from Portuguese to English of:

  • footage for tv production companies
  • academic research material for universities and libraries
  • oral histories
  • court tapes
  • police interviews
  • immigration interviews
  • solicitor/client meetings

Our carefully vetted Portuguese 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.

  • Portuguese subtitling rates start from £7.49 + VAT per source video minute
  • Portuguese same language transcription rates start from £2.25 per source audio/video minute
    Portuguese language direct translation from audio/video rates start from £3.99 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 Portuguese transcription 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 and File Uploads form.


Portuguese is a Romance language spoken by about 220 million people mainly in Portugal and Brazil (Brasil), and also in Angola, Mozambique (Moçambique), Cape Verde (Cabo Verde), Guinea-Bissau (Guiné-Bissau), São Tomé e Principe, East Timor (Timor-Leste), Equatorial Guinea and Macau. There are also communities of Portuguese speakers in Goa, Daman and Diu in India, and in Malacca in Malaysia. Portuguese is a descendent of Latin, which was brought to the Iberian Peninsula by Roman soldiers, settlers and merchants from 218 BC. The earliest records of a distinctly Portuguese language appear in administrative documents dating from the 9th century AD. In 1290 King Denis decreed that Portuguese, then simply called the "Vulgar language" should be known as the Portuguese language and should be officially used. A reformed Portuguese orthography (nova ortografia), in which words were spelled more in accordance with their pronunciation, was adopted is Portugal in 1916. A slightly modified form was adopted in Brazil in 1943 and revised in 1970. A new orthography which aims to unify the written Portuguese of all the lusophone countries was adopted in Brazil in 2009. Dates have yet to be set for its adoption in the other Portuguese-speaking countries.

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Portuguese SAMPLE TEXT

Todos os seres humanos nascem livres e iguais em dignidade e em direitos. Dotados de razão e de consciência, devem agir uns para com os outros em espírito de fraternidade.

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Polish example video

This is intended as a language sample video - the subtitles/captions were not created by Knockhundred Translations.
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AND LASTLY, A Portuguese Tongue Twister

um tigre tigrado e dez pratos de trigo
dois tigres tigrados e nove pratos de trigo
tres tigres tigrados e oito pratos de trigo
quatro tigres tigrados e sete pratos de trigo
cinco tigres tigrados e seis pratos de trigo
seis tigres tigrados e cinco pratos de trigo
sete tigres tigrados e quatro pratos de trigo
oito tigres tigrados e tres pratos de trigo
nove tigres tigrados e dois pratos de trigo
dez tigres tigres tigrados e um prato de trigo