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Online Dictionaries & Thai Language Resources

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English - Thai Dictionary Online

http://www.4m.se/

According to them:

At this moment, we have 83217 english words and phrases in our dictionary and another 40848 thai words and phrases translated into english.

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http://www.learningthai.com has been great for me. I've been "Learning to read with Manee and Friends!"

Lots of samples of native speakers as well as explanations and exercises. All free as well...

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Wonderfull.com has a list of several hundred Thai words taken from English and other languages, called 'tap sap' in Thai. Additionally, there are audio files with commentary by the author. They're arranged in 20-minute segments and are downloadable for free.

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One of the most important for standarisation issues for written Thai and Roman transcriptions, such as the official Royal Thai General System of Transcription (RTGS) transcriptions for Thai place names, can be found at the Royal Thai Institute website, along with a dictionary.

In Thai: http://www.royin.go.th/th/home/

In English: http://www.royin.go.th/en/home/index.php

As a supplement, Wikipedia's useful entry on RTGS at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Thai_Ge...f_Transcription

You can download a program that will generate RTGS transcriptions if you input Thai script, here:

http://www.bangkokpost.net/education/site2006/cvau0106.htm

From the above site you can also download a .pdf containing a comprehensive list of RTGS place names in Thailand.

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ID: 10   Posted (edited)

Software:

The Nation's Most Entries Talking Dictionary -- 199 baht for the original version by DID International. T-E, E-T, T-T Dictionaries. It has a pop up option where you can highlight words and you will get both a Thai and English definition as well as an English transliteration of Thai words. After only a few days, I find it very helpful and easy to use! Over 600,000 words.

English Translator Tool -- 450 Baht (300 baht on sale at some shops) for original copy by NC. You can type in English sentences and it will translate them into Thai for you in the proper Thai sentence structure if your English sentences are not too complicated. It will give you options that allow you to choose between different Thai words if there are variations in meaning, etc. This "3 In 1" Software also has build in T-E and E-T Dictionaries. (There is also a Thai Translator Tool that you can buy that also has the above mentioned dictionaries included.)

Others:

I would also like to highly recommend starting out with the MoE teachthai.com to learn the basics such as consonants and vowels. However, the site seems to be down quite often. It lets you log in but you cannot access lessons. I find that only Explorer works well on this site.

Learningthai.com or http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Thai/maanii/menu/default.htm are great to use to start very basic reading in Thai. I find Firefox works better when accessing these sites.

The Rosetta Stone Software is also quite good to improve your Thai once you have the basics down pat.

Edited by my benny rai

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New version 1.0.0.6 released:

"EngThaiSearch" - English Thai Bilingual Dictionary with Thai Script.

Can be downloaded from:

ThaiVisa Store

(Spoken Thai - Dictionary)

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Hi,

I am hoping that someone can help me or point me in the right direction? I married a Thai woman and we are having problems communicating. I am in the US and she is still in Thailand. I am looking for a sofeware program that will work both ways with e-mail. English<>thai.

Thanks so much,

Randy

Online Dictionaries & Thai Language Resources

http://www.thai2english.com

http://www.wonderfull.com

http://www.thai-language.com

http://longdo.ex.nii.ac.jp

http://lexitron.nectec.or.th

http://www.siamdic.com

http://suparsit.com/index1.php

http://cyberdict.com/dict/search_PROC.asp

http://www.omniglot.com/writing/thai.htm

http://www.ethaimusic.com/dictionary/index.html

http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Thai/home_page/dictionaries.htm

http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/...ish/index1.html

http://www.thaiware.com/main/info.php?id=3342 (for Thais learning english)

Thanks to the following for compiling the information:

Bambina, Lopburiguy, Gifuto, Withnail, RDN, SawWow, and Katana

Everything you need to install Thai<>English translation tools within Firefox. (from The Other Mac)

http://rubberbucket.com/conquery/conquery.html

The Conquery plug-ins for FireFox are great, but if any of you are Mac users and prefer to use Safari, you might be interested in what looks to be a really good plug-in that offers similar functions for Safari. It's called "AcidSearch", and you can read about it at http://www.pozytron.com/acidsearch (from Andrew Mac)

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Randy, sorry, there really isn't a solution that simple.

If you want to make sure you get your message though, one of you will have to learn the other person's language better - this in itself means understanding more about one another's cultures, which is necessary if you want to be together longterm. As for letter writing, if possible, ask or pay a bilingual person help translate what you write.

The most common machine translation tools will attempt to do the job but will make you more confused than you were before.

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Online Dictionaries & Thai Language Resources

http://www.thai2english.com

http://www.thai-language.com

http://longdo.ex.nii.ac.jp

http://lexitron.nectec.or.th

http://www.siamdic.com

http://suparsit.com/index1.php

http://cyberdict.com/dict/search_PROC.asp

http://www.omniglot.com/writing/thai.htm

http://www.ethaimusic.com/dictionary/index.html

http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Thai/home_page/dictionaries.htm

http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/...ish/index1.html

http://www.thaiware.com/main/info.php?id=3342 (for Thais learning english)

Thanks to the following for compiling the information:

Bambina, Lopburiguy, Gifuto, Withnail, RDN, SawWow, and Katana

Everything you need to install Thai<>English translation tools within Firefox. (from The Other Mac)

http://rubberbucket.com/conquery/conquery.html

The Conquery plug-ins for FireFox are great, but if any of you are Mac users and prefer to use Safari, you might be interested in what looks to be a really good plug-in that offers similar functions for Safari. It's called "AcidSearch", and you can read about it at http://www.pozytron.com/acidsearch (from Andrew Mac)

I like all this information i get here but is there an programm which translates a whole website from Thai in english simu;ar you have babelfish, google or others ???

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Tap Sap are Thai words adapted from other languages - usually English.

You hear examples every day, such as 'taxi' 'guest house' 'check bin' 'beer bar'

To access the most comprehesive list of such words (well over 500),

check out: http://wonderfull.com/words.htm

if you'd like to suggest words that may not already be on the list,

please submit to the poster of this notice; brahmburgers.

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Hi all! Busy lately...

I didn't see this posted anywhere else, but the Royal Institute (www.royin.go.th) has updated their online dictionary. The previous online version was the 1982 edition. The new online version purports to be the 1999 edition. It also has full text search and works in Firefox (huzzah!).. the direct link has also changed: http://rirs3.royin.go.th/dictionary.asp

And since I'm shameless (but not selling anything), here is my blog entry with my analysis of the changes.

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The RI dictionary has so much potential that it is a shame to see anything less than best efforts being devoted to its presentation, preservation, and accessibility. If you, Rikker, have any influence at all, it would be great to give the folks at the RI some feedback. I suspect that they have access to the best database programmers in Thailand, and if not, the people behind the other dictionaries might be willing to assist.

In addition to everything you mention on your blog, I would like to see 1. more extensive etymologies; 2. more modern vocabulary additions along the lines of the Matichon dictionary; and 3. pictures.

The hardcover book, while heavy and voluminous, costs only 600 baht (the 2542 edition); this book should be in the library of every serious student of the language.

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Based on Rikker's recommendation above, I went to visit his blog. Rikker's modesty is admirable, so I will do the crowing for him.

The blog is a mixture of wonderment and erudition; he is and hopefully will continue to be a font of observations about things we always wanted to know about Thai but had no one to ask, plus ideas we would never have thought to ask. I want to encourage the readers of ThaiVisa who have an interest in Thai language to spend some time with Rikker and his observations and insights regarding the usage and origins of the language. He includes on his blog a bibliography of Thai books or books about Thai language he has in his library. I jotted down a few and will look for them eagerly the next time I visit my local provincial bookstore (which advertises itself as "The Oldest Bookstore in Thailand.")

A number of Thai magazines publish a column about Thai language for Thai readers and several sets have been codified into published books. Rikker mentions several in his bibliography. Rikker's blog is the first of its kind I have seen written in English. If there are others, please let us know.

I look forward with great anticipation to more of his columns on the blog; I wish the Royal Institute would consult him before their next update. Thanks again, Rikker.

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Here is another "Learning Thai" site to add to the list. It appears to be a new site (this year).

At the moment, they have 15 free Thai Language lessons available with promises of more to come.

http://www.its4thai.com

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Langhub.com has free downloads of audio and video files. Great for those desiring to learn the alphabet.

"60 Minutes to Learn the Thai Alphabet" really works. Well, perhaps not in 60 minutes. Instead of learning the Thai alphabet by rote, it ditches the animals and such one would normally learn with each letter, and instead gives you ways to learn the sound(s) and classes. I was surprised at how quickly I picked up the system.

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And one I posted a few days ago from MOE:

http://www.teachthai.com/

It maybe because of my own mouse at home, but there is an annoying problem with this website; it always tells you that right click mouse is being disabled for this website...even when you want to left click...which causes trouble for the registration itself. Anyone else has tried ( and has had same problem/ it worked well) to browse on this website??

thanks

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Dear all, is the digital dictionary useful? Thinking of getting 1. cost abt 5000 baht....

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No-one seems to mention the old classic 'The Basic Fundamentals of The Thai Language' it might be from the 1950's and needs a little correctiing but does work well

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