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Online Dictionaries & Thai Language Resources

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I just wanted to make people aware of a book that I have been using to learn Thai which I find a lot more user-friendly than some of more formal text books. It is called Learn Thai and you can buy it from the publisher direct ( kaweepublishing.com ) or, if you live in BKK, then you can find it at Asia Books. It is designed for children but, in reality, adults just beginning would find it a good resource. The author uses romanised Thai which I find a lot easier to follow. Some of the exercises are obviously intended for a younger audience, but that in no way detracts from the usefulness of the book. If you have young kids wanting to learn Thai, then this book is ideal.

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Hi, I am using the English-Thai Dictionary compiled by Paiboon Publishers.

This is the best I have found, for a learners dictionary.

I would be very satisfied, but for the fact that I am constantly coming across huge holes in the glossary of words chosen to appear in the dictionary.

I am very displeased, after paying my money for this revised version,that a word as important and often used as the word "empathy", does not show. Neither does esoteric.

I would be just as happy using an online dictionary, but which one should I use to replace Paiboon, which offers all that Paiboon does, but without the dearth of entries.

Thanks, I have searched quite a bit, but still come up with zilch, another word not included in Paiboon.

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I don't know if anyone here has this issue, but I find it extremely annoying that all the thai dictionary apps I download only show me the answers in thai script. I can't read thai script just yet, so it would be very useful to have a handy app that shows the thai words in a romanized transcription. I have a windows phone and the only app I've found so far was this one Thai Language App (English Transcription)

It seems to be in a beta phase, requiring an internet connection to work, but still, it has been extremely useful to me. I'm very much a visual learner so I need to see the written word for me to be able to memorize it. Has anyone tried this app? Are there any other ones with the romanized script for windows phone? Well, at least in my case it has helped a great deal to be able look up words quickly and know how to pronounce them.

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I don't know if anyone here has this issue, but I find it extremely annoying that all the thai dictionary apps I download only show me the answers in thai script. I can't read thai script just yet, so it would be very useful to have a handy app that shows the thai words in a romanized transcription. I have a windows phone and the only app I've found so far was this one Thai Language App (English Transcription)

It seems to be in a beta phase, requiring an internet connection to work, but still, it has been extremely useful to me. I'm very much a visual learner so I need to see the written word for me to be able to memorize it. Has anyone tried this app? Are there any other ones with the romanized script for windows phone? Well, at least in my case it has helped a great deal to be able look up words quickly and know how to pronounce them.

I have used Paiboon dictionary (paper version) for the first year of learning Thai for the reason that it has a sensible transcription system and good quality translations. If you are looking for a software- the best one would be Talking Thai made by the same publisher (Android market). It is much more expensive- around 800 Baht, but worth every satang. Don't waste your time on products not tested extensively by other users

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I find it extremely annoying that all the thai dictionary apps I download only show me the answers in thai script. I can't read thai script just yet, so it would be very useful to have a handy app that shows the thai words in a romanized transcription.

Windows Phone, you say... if you happen to have an iPod Touch or iPad with iOS 7 lying around, or if you ever get an iPhone, you may install the iOS version of thai-language.com, which you can configure to render Thai entries according to one or more of 9 standardised romanisation systems for Thai. The app is a free download on the App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/app/thai-english-dictionary/id707246890. As the app author, I'd be happy to hear your (and others') thoughts on how we can increase its usefulness to language learners.

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I've just upgraded to Windows 8(.1) and discovered that Paiboon ThaiDict software doesn't seem to have been released for Windows 8. My old copy doesn't work on it. Does anyone have a workaround/inside info about a Win 8 version (preferably x64, but it doesn't have to be)

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Turns out that my purchase code had somehow got mashed in their validation server. They gave me a new code and it is now running fine on Win 8.1 desktop.

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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)

Hi

There is no other options then You will learn Thai or She will learn English.

From my experience I used online translator and nearly lost my girlfriend because of it.

Thai is complicated and is not easy to get good translator if at all....

Even translating backwards to check it if is correct does not give you much help.

You must start learning Thai as me and others in same situation....unfortunately.

I give you example why nearly lost my g/f...

I just wanted to send my very warm regards her mother but with respect but her mother will not try to be involved in any decision made between me and my g/f.

Translation showed it in completely different mood.............

Result of translation was devastating because in Thai language my translation was like; I love your daughter but if you will try to be involved in anything between us then i am assure you that i am violent man and she will be sorry and I mean it.....

Just imagine my g/f feelings reading it.....and believe me it was much more misunderstandings because of translator....

After that I was just using most simple messages wit 2 to 4 words which actually did not build any sentence or statement but at least with some her guessing we could understand each other.

Regards

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Sumruss I am looking for a voice to voice Thai English program that will translate your sentence to the other language and vise versa that allows directly comunication

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Anyone aware of an android app that can translate a photo of thai text to english?

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Anyone aware of an android app that can translate a photo of thai text to english?

Not the answer you're looking for, but I am currently looking into adding OCR capability to the Thai-Language.com iOS app. This would enable users to lookup words in a photo, or copy all of the text and drop it into e.g. Google Translate.

It's iOS only for now, but we're looking for someone to do an Android port of the app.

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Chrishoj, am I right in understanding your working on iOS app but not currently available as I have an iPad but currently have to tether to android for internet so it's not my 1st choice but in light of limited of options I'd definitely give the iOS app a try when available , any time frame info ?

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Thai language OCR looks like a hell of a job?

Even with my eyes and glasses I have so much difficulty tongue.png

I fiddeld with Google Docs which offers Thai OCR,

Results were less than exciting.

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kdev, the dictionary app is already available in the App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id707246890.

A few days prior to your post, I was looking into the possibilities of adding an OCR feature, which essentially is what you're looking for. It seems feasible, but at this point I can't say when it will happen, or wether the OCR feature would be free (as the app itself), or will be something to enable with a small in-app purchase.

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KhunBENQ, I share your impressions about Thai OCR.

I noticed that Google has open-sourced their OCR engine, and that it supports Thai: https://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr/

I will spend some time playing with this engine to see if I can get some useable output. If not, it might be possible to improve the engine with additional training data, or necessary to find an alternative (possibly paid) engine.

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I apologize for potentially asking a redundant question but what is the best resource in terms of learning a basic understanding for everyday interaction and then some?

How long does it usually take to learn?

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