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

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

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

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

Time stamps

Our Swahili 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 – Swahili 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 Swahili transcription and direct Swahili translation service

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

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

Our carefully vetted Swahili 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
  • Swahili subtitling rates start from £10.99 + VAT per source video minute
  • Swahili same language transcription rates start from £3.99 per source audio/video minute
  • Swahili 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 Swahili 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 Swahili LANGUAGE

Swahili has official language status in Tanzania and Kenya and is also widely spoken in Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Comoros Islands. It’s also spoken by smaller numbers in Burundi, Rwanda, Northern Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.

Swahili SAMPLE TEXT

Dalili ya mvua ni mawingu.

Swahili 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 Swahili tongue twister

Mpishi mbishi kapika mchicha mbichi.
A chef has cooked spinach that turned out undercooked.