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

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

The linguist will listen to the Somali 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 Somali 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 Somali AUDIO/VIDEO into English

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

Time stamps

Our Somali 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 – Somali 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 Somali transcription and direct Somali translation service

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

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

Our carefully vetted Somali 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
  • Somali subtitling rates start from £10.99 + VAT per source video minute
  • Somali same language transcription rates start from £3.99 per source audio/video minute
  • Somali 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 Somali audio or video service we offer.

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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 Somali LANGUAGE

Somali is an Afroasiatic language belonging to the Cushitic branch. It is spoken as a mother tongue by Somalis in Greater Somalia and the Somali diaspora. Somali is an official language of Somalia, Somaliland, a national language in Djibouti, and a working language in the Somali Region of Ethiopia. It is used as an adoptive language by a few neighbouring ethnic minority groups and individuals. The Somali language is written officially with the Latin alphabet.

Somali SAMPLE TEXT

Aadanaha dhammaantiis wuxuu dhashaa isagoo xor ah kana siman xagga sharafta iyo xuquuqada Waxaa Alle (Ilaah) siiyay aqoon iyo wacyi, waana in qof la arkaa qofka kale ula dhaqmaa si walaaltinimo ah.

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Somali 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 Somali tongue twister

Mar iswad, mar iwad!
Mar iswad, mar iwad!
Mar iswad, mar iwad!