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How To Transcribe Chinese (Simplified)

Chinese (Simplified) is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. It is the official language in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Singapore, and is also spoken by many communities in countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. Chinese (Simplified) is a language that is full of rich culture and heritage, and has a long history of being used by millions of people around the world.

Interesting Facts About Chinese (Simplified)

• Chinese (Simplified) is the most spoken language in the world, with an estimated 1.2 billion native speakers.
• Chinese (Simplified) is the oldest written language, having been used for thousands of years.
• Chinese (Simplified) is made up of different dialects, such as Standard Chinese, or Mandarin, Cantonese, Shanghainese, and Hakka.
• Chinese (Simplified) is composed of characters, rather than an alphabet.

The Benefits of Transcription in Chinese (Simplified)

Transcription is the process of converting audio or video recordings into text documents. It can be used to capture and preserve important conversations, lectures, and other audio or video recordings. Transcription can also be used to create subtitles for videos, and to make audio or video content more accessible for people with hearing or vision impairments.

Transcribing audio and video in Chinese (Simplified) has many benefits for researchers, marketers, and businesses. It can help to capture key conversations and capture valuable insights from audio and video recordings. It can also be used to create subtitles for videos, and to make audio or video content more accessible for people with hearing or vision impairments. Transcription in Chinese (Simplified) can also help to improve search engine optimization, as search engines are more likely to index text than audio or video content.

Tools for Transcribing Chinese (Simplified)

Speak AI is an advanced speech recognition and natural language platform with over 40,000 users. Speak AI offers a range of tools for transcribing audio and video in Chinese (Simplified), including automated speech recognition and machine translation. Speak AI's automated transcription tool is able to quickly and accurately transcribe audio and video recordings in Chinese (Simplified), and can also be used to create subtitles for videos. Speak AI also offers a range of other tools to help researchers, marketers and businesses to get the most out of their audio and video recordings.


Transcribing audio and video recordings in Chinese (Simplified) is a great way to capture and preserve important conversations and lectures, and to make audio or video content more accessible for people with hearing or vision impairments. With tools like Speak AI, researchers, marketers and businesses are able to quickly and accurately transcribe audio and video recordings in Chinese (Simplified), and to get the most out of their audio and video recordings.

How To Transcribe Chinese (Simplified) Using Speak

Step 1: Create a Speak Account

To start your Chinese (Simplified) transcription, you first need to create a Speak account. No worries, this is super easy to do!

Our team is happy to give you a 7-day trial with 30 minutes of free Chinese (Simplified) audio and video transcription included.

To sign up for Speak and start your Chinese (Simplified) transcription, visit the Speak app register page here.

Step 2: Upload your Chinese (Simplified) file(s) for Transcription

We typically recommend MP4s for video or MP3s for audio.

However, we accept a range of audio and video file types. Once you upload your file all you have to do is select "Chinese (Simplified)" from the language dropdown menu to automatically transcribe in Chinese (Simplified).

You can upload your Chinese (Simplified) file for transcription in several ways using Speak:

Accepted Chinese (Simplified) Audio File Types

  • Chinese (Simplified) MP3
  • Chinese (Simplified) M4A
  • Chinese (Simplified) WAV
  • Chinese (Simplified) OGG
  • Chinese (Simplified) WEBM
  • Chinese (Simplified) M4P

Accepted Chinese (Simplified) Video File Types

  • Chinese (Simplified) MP4
  • Chinese (Simplified) M4V
  • Chinese (Simplified) WMV
  • Chinese (Simplified) AVI
  • Chinese (Simplified) MOV
  • Chinese (Simplified) FLV

Publicly Available Chinese (Simplified) URLs

You can also upload media to Speak through a publicly available URL.

As long as the file type extension is available at the end of the URL you will have no problem importing your recording for automatic transcription and analysis.

Chinese (Simplified) YouTube URLs

Speak is compatible with YouTube videos. All you have to do is copy the URL of the YouTube video (for example,

Speak will automatically find the file, calculate the length, and import the video.

Please make sure you use the full link and not the shortened YouTube snippet. Additionally, make sure you remove the channel name from the URL.

Speak Integrations

As mentioned, Speak also contains a range of integrations for Zoom, Zapier, Vimeo and more that will help you automatically transcribe your media.

This library of integrations continues to grow! Have a request? Feel encouraged to send us a message.

Step 3: Calculate and pay the total automatically

Once you have your Chinese (Simplified) audio or video file ready and load it into Speak, it will automatically calculate the total cost (you get 30 minutes free in the trial - take advantage of it!).

You can pay by subscribing to a personalized plan using our real-time calculator with included minutes.

You can also add a balance or pay for uploads without a plan using your credit card.

Step 4: Wait for Speak to transcribe your Chinese (Simplified) audio or Chinese (Simplified) video

Our automated transcription software will prepare your transcript in as little as a few minutes. Generally, Speak takes about half the audio or video length to produce the transcript and insights.

Once completed, you will get an email notification that your transcript is complete. That email will contain a link back to the file so you can access the interactive media player with the transcript, analysis, and export formats ready for you.

Step 5: View and edit your automated transcript​

Want to tackle the transcript edits yourself? All good! Once you receive your automated transcript you have the option to edit your transcript at any time.

Easily update speaker names, find and replace, and get your automatic transcript up to full accuracy with our intuitive transcript editing system.

Step 6: Export your transcript and share interactive media players

You can export your transcript in PDF, Word, TXT, HTML and even more advanced formats like CSV or JSON depending on your plan.

A more effective way of sharing transcripts is through a shareable media library that includes the media file, AI insights and an interactive transcript.

There is so much more that you can do with Speak to enrich the value of your media and transcripts.

Never hesitate to send us a message on live chat - we are always here to help!

We talked about Chinese (Simplified) transcription here, but you may be interested in how to transcribe in other languages instantly and easily with Speak's intuitive transcription and natural language processing software. We’ve shared resources below on all the languages Speak can help you transcribe!

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How Much Does It Cost To Transcribe Chinese (Simplified)?

Speak offers highly competitive pricing for Chinese (Simplified) transcription compared to other transcription solutions. For a starting user, Speak offers automated Chinese (Simplified) transcription for only $0.06 USD per minute. That is only $3.6 USD per hour!

We also scale our pricing based on media volume and can offer even bigger discounts to large customers. So, if you have over 100 hours of Chinese (Simplified) transcription per month please contact us through live chat and we will set you up with a customized price per minute to make Chinese (Simplified) transcription even more affordable!

You can learn more about how to transcribe Chinese (Simplified) with Speak and the relevant pricing on the website pricing page and the in-app pricing page.

What Can You Transcribe In Chinese (Simplified)?

  • Transcribe Chinese (Simplified) interviews
  • Transcribe Chinese (Simplified) videos
  • Transcribe Chinese (Simplified) audio
  • Transcribe Chinese (Simplified) earnings calls
  • Transcribe Chinese (Simplified) focus groups
  • Transcribe Chinese (Simplified) meetings
  • Transcribe Chinese (Simplified) phone calls
  • Transcribe Chinese (Simplified) YouTube videos
  • Transcribe Chinese (Simplified) Vimeo videos
  • Transcribe Chinese (Simplified) Zoom recordings
  • Transcribe Chinese (Simplified) Google Meet recordings
  • Transcribe Microsoft Teams recordings
  • Transcribe Chinese (Simplified) podcasts

And so much more!

How To Export Chinese (Simplified) Transcripts

With Speak, you can easily export Chinese (Simplified) transcriptions to many formats.

Below is a list of options for exporting your Chinese (Simplified) transcripts in Speak:

  • Export Chinese (Simplified) transcripts to Word Docs
  • Export Chinese (Simplified) transcripts to PDFs
  • Export Chinese (Simplified) transcripts to CSVs
  • Export Chinese (Simplified) transcripts to TXT files
  • Export Chinese (Simplified) transcripts to HTML
  • Export Chinese (Simplified) transcripts to SRTs
  • Export Chinese (Simplified) transcripts to VTTs
  • Export Chinese (Simplified) transcripts to JSON

How To Generate Chinese (Simplified) Captions

If you are looking to subtitle in Chinese (Simplified) or caption in Chinese (Simplified), Speak is a powerful solution. Speak’s automatic transcription software automatically generated Chinese (Simplified) transcripts with timestamps that enable Speak to quickly create SRT and VTT files necessary for Chinese (Simplified) captions and Chinese (Simplified) subtitles.

What Other Languages Can Speak Transcribe?

Speak already has users from over 90 countries and we continuously get requests to transcribe and analyze in different languages.

So, we continuously add more languages to Speak! Here are just some of the growing list of languages that Speak offers:


There are now many more added!

You can see the entire list of languages Speak supports through both the software and APIs.

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