Shanghainese Language Services

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GoLocalise takes your Shanghainese content to new places

GoLocalise specialises in professional English to Shanghainese and Shanghainese to English translation. We can also translate Shanghainese to and from over 600 different languages. 

GoLocalise is the only translation agency offering translations from Shanghainese to any language in the world.

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Shanghainese services you can trust Quality Assured Shanghainese Translations

The most important consideration when selecting a translation agency to handle your Shanghainese translation is trust. Only professional translators whose native language is Shanghainese carry out our English to Shanghainese translations. Here’s why you should choose us:

This way, you can rest assured that your Shanghainese translations are returned on time and with our guarantee of quality.

Offering High-Quality English to Shanghainese Translation Services

GoLocalise is proud to provide a comprehensive Shanghainese translation service, specialising in audio and video content and tailored to our clients’ needs

Shanghainese to English Translation Services? Yes, We Offer This Too!

We also offer high-quality translation from Shanghainese to English with a quick turnaround. We make sure that all information and nuances are properly communicated. 

Thanks to our native English translators who are not only linguists and language enthusiasts, but also carry expertise in specialist subjects such as law, marketing, business, economics, physics, medicine, IT and more.

Comprehensive Audio and Video Shanghainese Translation Services to Overcome Localisation Challenges!

With our expertise in re-versioning audio and video content, we can help you access new markets and promote your content. You will receive a comprehensive, cost-effective, and trouble-free video translation service.  We can do everything from transcribing, translating, and voicing a video, to creating Shanghainese subtitles and artistically modifying captions or on-screen text for a foreign language version of your film.

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Send Your Project Viral with the Help of the UK’s Leading Shanghainese Subtitling Company.

Subtitles occur on the screen as text in reaction to the characters’ speech or dialogue. They are typically used to transform media into a language that the audience can comprehend. If subtitles are not accurate to the spoken word on screen, the viewers’ understanding of the content can be negatively impacted. Precisely created subtitles, on the other hand, enhance the value of your video content. 

That’s why we have professional linguists in place to create subtitles for your film or other video content. Our team consists of both local and foreign resources to ensure that every uttered word in another language is correctly translated.

Subtitling and captioning services

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Get High-Quality Shanghainese Transcription Services for Your Audio and Video Content!

We provide Shanghainese transcription services for your audio and video files. If required, we can also arrange for that French transcription to be translated into over 600 different languages. You can rest assured that your Shanghainese transcriptions are returned on time and with our guarantee of quality.

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Offering Shanghainese Voice Over Services Delivered by Professional and Native Voice Artists!

Whether you are looking for a Shanghainese voice over artist for your TV commercial, in-store announcement, animation, or any other form of content, look no further than our native Shanghainese voice over services. We are a reliable voice over agency with professional voice over talents who can perform in a variety of languages and dialects for a range of purposes. No matter how complicated your voice over requirements are, we guarantee you the quickest possible turnaround with top quality. Here are some convincing reasons to choose our Shanghainese voice over services:

We provide Shanghainese audio recording services for the following projects:

Voice over services

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Create high impact, first time with GoLocalise as your audio and video translation service provider

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Leave your project to the experts at GoLocalise so that you can relax and be assured of getting top-notch results

Every single detail will be analysed, studied and looked 

after so that you do not need to worry. Some would say it’s not too classy to blow our own trumpet… but we just like to point out two very important details. We have achieved ISO 9001 Quality Management certification in recognition of our consistent performance and high standards, and ISO 14001 Environmental Management because we care about our planet! And if you are still curious and want to know more about us, why not have a look at our studio page.

Working alongside translation & production companies

Having a strong audiovisual department on your side makes all the difference!

With GoLocalise you get an experienced and motivated team of professionals that work regularly alongside translation and production companies. We understand the technical requirements necessary to produce perfect foreign language and English voice overs. Our project managers will assist you along the way and we’ll break down the process and present it to you without the big words or technical industry jargon, so you don’t need to worry about the technical aspects and can simply concentrate on growing your business. By working with GoLocalise you’ll be able to offer additional services, i.e., voice over, subtitling and translation to your clients, with a partner who will deliver and on whom you can truly rely. 


When working with translation companies we provide easy-to-follow guidelines so that you can provide your own translations for us to “convert” into subtitles, or voice over your translated scripts. Or if you prefer, we can take the entire project off your hands and keep things simple for you – it’ your call! We’re equally used to working with production companies, so we can deliver your translations or subtitles in any language and format of your choice – either burning-in the subtitles onto the video for you, or supplying you with XML or PNG files for you to do yourself – Adobe After Effects and Final Cut Pro ready files.

Reach your target market

Don’t leave your important communication to chance. Make sure your message is clearly understood by your audience and choose GoLocalise for your next voice over project.

We have thousands of passionate and professional voice over artists ready to work with you. No matter the type of voice you are looking for, we’ll either have it in our books or find it and source it for you. We’ll organise a casting and ensure you get the perfect voice to suit your needs.

You will also benefit from having your own dedicated project manager – a single point of contact – to guide you through your project, answer any questions you may have and make things a whole lot easier.

Meet your dedicated project manager

Your project will be in the safe hands of one of our multilingual project managers.

They will guide you through every step and ensure you understand the process. Our industry has a tendency to use lots of technical jargon but your dedicated project manager will be on-hand to untangle the mess and explain all you need to know to ensure you only pay for what you need.

If you need help in choosing the right voice over talent to deliver your message then just ask your project manager. From booking our voice over recording studios to ensuring you project is delivered on time in your chosen media, relax and let your experienced project manager take care of everything. You will receive unparalleled attention to detail and customer focus at competitive prices. You’ll wish everything was as easy as a GoLocalise voice over!

Perfect voice over recording studios

Your recordings will sound beautiful and crystal clear thanks to our high-end studio soundproofing and audio equipment, i.e. ProTools HD and Neumann microphones.

Maximise your budget by reducing the need for retakes with the help of our experienced in-house sound engineers who will professionally capture and edit your audio. And for those recordings in languages which neither you nor your client speak, we’ll bring a qualified pro to your session to add that essential ingredient. To make you feel right at home, we provide high-speed Wi-Fi Internet and air-con is available. And last but not least, we have the biggest cookie jar you’ve ever seen, that’ll make your custom brew taste even sweeter!

Shanghainese Language Facts

The Shanghainese language, also known as the Shanghai dialect, or Hu language, is a variety of Wu Chinese spoken in the central districts of the City of Shanghai and its surrounding areas. It is classified as part of the Sino-Tibetan language family. Shanghainese, like the rest of the Wu language group, is mutually unintelligible with other varieties of Chinese, such as Mandarin.

Shanghainese belongs a separate group of the Taihu Wu subgroup. With nearly 14 million speakers, Shanghainese is also the largest single form of Wu Chinese. Since the late 19th century it has served as the lingua franca of the entire Yangtze River Delta region, but in recent decades its status has declined relative to Mandarin, which most Shanghainese speakers can also speak.

Like other Wu varieties, Shanghainese is rich in vowels and consonants, with around twenty unique vowel qualities, twelve of which are phonemic. Similarly, Shanghainese also has voiced obstruent initials, which is rare outside of Wu and Xiang varieties. Shanghainese also has a low number of tones compared to other languages in Southern China, and has a system of tone sandhi similar to Japanese pitch accent.

Shanghainese macroscopically is spoken in Shanghai and parts of eastern Nantong, and constitutes the Shanghai subranch of the Northern Wu family of Wu Chinese. Some linguists group Shanghainese with nearby varieties, such as Huzhounese and Suzhounese, which has about 29%-30% lexical similarity with Standard Mandarin, into a branch known as Suhujia (蘇滬嘉小片), due to them sharing many phonological, lexical, and grammatical similarities. Newer varieties of Shanghainese, however, have been influenced by standard Chinese as well as Cantonese and other varieties, making the Shanghainese idiolects spoken by young people in the city different from that spoken by the older population. Also, the practice of inserting Mandarin into Shanghainese conversations is very common, at least for young people. Like most subdivisions of Chinese, it is easier for a local speaker to understand Mandarin than it is for a Mandarin speaker to understand the local language. It is also of note that Shanghainese, like other other Northern Wu languages, is not mutually intelligible with Southern Wu languages like Taizhounese and Wenzhounese.

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