Czech voice-over production made simple
As an established Czech International voice-over agency, Matinée Multilingual has been providing a professional Czech Voice-Over Service and Czech Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best Czech voice-over talent, at a price you can afford.
Whether for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or IVR, we’ll help you select the best Czech voice-over talent for the job. We can record wild or sync to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice, same day, via FTP. We can also lay-back the audio onto your video, and re-work the captions where necessary.
To check the availability of our voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us using the quick Quote form opposite, and we'll respond within one hour. Or you can email email@example.com or call on +44(0)118 958 4934.
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A short history of the Czech language
Czech is classified as an Eastern Indo-European language. Together with Polish, Slovak and Sorbian, it belongs to the Western Slavic group of languages. It is also closely related to the Eastern Slavic languages (eg Russian, Ukrainian) and Southern Slavic languages (eg Croatian, Serbian).
The Czech language has its roots in ancient Slavonic, from which it began to separate at the end of the 10th century. It developed during the Middle Ages and spread geographically with the expansion of the Bohemian state (it was known as Bohemian in English until the 19th century).
The literary form of the language became more standardised during the 15th and 16th centuries. This process was influenced by modifications to Czech orthography made by the religious reformer Jan Hus, to accommodate Czech sounds that could not be represented by the Latin alphabet.
Today there are differences between traditional written Czech and common spoken Czech, and several distinct (but mutually intelligible) dialects are spoken within the different regions of the Czech Republic – Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia. It is very similar to Slovak – Czechs and Slovaks can understand each other fairly easily. Read more
Which countries have Czech as a national language?
Czech is the official language of the Czech Republic, where it is spoken by approximately 96% of the population. Other languages spoken in the country include Slovak, German and Polish.
Czech is one of 24 official languages of the European Union.
How many people speak Czech as their first language?
Around 12 million people speak Czech as their first language, the majority of whom live in the Czech Republic. Other countries with significant Czech-speaking communities include Slovakia, Austria, Poland, Germany, Ukraine, Croatia, Romania and the United States.
Did you know…
- There is a particularly large Czech-speaking community in Texas, as a result of thousands of Czech immigrants settling in the state during the 19th century. However, researchers say that the language is dwindling there, and will not survive for much longer.
- The name čeština/Czech comes from that of a Slavic tribe who lived in Central Bohemia. Legend has it that they originally took their name from the Forefather Čech, who brought his tribe to the land.
- Several Czech words do not contain any vowels at all – such as zmrzl (frozen solid), ztvrdl (hardened), scvrkl (shrunk), vlk (wolf) and smrt (death). The Czech language has one consonant widely agreed to be completely unique – the letter ř.
The Czech economy
The Czech Republic has one of the most successful economies of the post-Communist democracies of Central and Eastern Europe, particularly since its accession to the European Union in 2004.
The Czech economy relies heavily on industries such as machine-building, the production of iron and steel, electronics, textiles, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and so on.