Metro Audio and Video is an industry-leading Arabic voice over services company based out of New York City.

Where Arabic is spoken

Arabic is a name applied to the descendants of the Classical Arabic language of the 6th century AD. This includes both the literary language and varieties of Arabic spoken in a wide arc of territory stretching across the Middle East, North Africa, and the Horn of Africa. Arabic belongs to the Afro-Asiatic language family.

The literary language is called Modern Standard Arabic or Literary Arabic. It is currently the only official form of Arabic, used in most written documents as well as in formal spoken occasions, such as lectures and news broadcasts. However, this varies from one country to the other. In 1912, Moroccan Arabic was official in Morocco for some time, before Morocco joined the Arab League.

Arabic voice over for McDonalds recorded at Metro AV

Arabic and its influence

Arabic has lent many words to other languages of the Islamic world, like Persian, Turkish, Somali, Swahili, Bosnian, Kazakh, Bengali, Urdu, Hindi, Malay, and Hausa. During the Middle Ages, Literary Arabic was a major vehicle of culture in Europe, especially in science, mathematics and philosophy. As a result, many European languages have also borrowed many words from it. Arabic influence, both in vocabulary and grammar, is seen in Romance languages, particularly Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, and Sicilian, owing to both the proximity of Christian European and Muslim Arab civilizations & 900 years of Arabic culture and language in the Iberian Peninsula referred to in Arabic as al-Andalus.

Arabic has also borrowed words from many languages, including Hebrew, Greek, Persian and Syriac in early centuries, Turkish in medieval times and contemporary European languages in modern times, mostly from English and French.

How we help with Arabic voice overs | Arabic Translation Services

Metro Audio and Video is highly experienced with Arabic voice overs and can help you select the most appropriate voice for your project. We have a large pool of trained specialist voice over talents who can bring your Arabic translation services project to life. Our goal is to deliver a high quality recording, yet stay within your budget!

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