|Thai > English dictionary|
Each entry in the Thai > English dictionary shows the word in Thai script, phonetic Thai, a romanised transliteration of the Thai including tone marks and a definition of the word in English.
Sound files by a native Thai speaker are available for approximately 1400 common Thai words (requires Adobe Flash Player to be installed).
|English > Thai dictionary|
|Entries in the English > Thai dictionary are shown in both Thai script and transliteration for each word. Where an English has more than one distinct meaning, the Thai translations given are grouped according to the meaning.
All Thai words on the same line separated by semi-colons are alternatives for one meaning of the word, whereas words on separate lines are for a different meaning. To allow you to be sure the translation is the sense you intended, you can move your mouse over a Thai word to show a pop-up definition of that word in the Thai > English dictionary.
You also have the option of doing a reverse lookup of any English word in the Thai > English dictionary, which can give you useful alternative suggestions.
|Searching by transliteration|
|You don't have to able to type in Thai in order to search for a Thai word; just enter a romanised transliteration of the word and you'll still be able to find the word you're looking for. For searching the online dictionary, your transliteration must match either that of the thai2english default scheme or the Royal Thai General System of Transcription. |
The download version has a much more flexible search, and will match any word that sounds similar to the transliteration entered.
|If a word seems to be a spelling mistake, Thai2English will try to offer suggestions of words that seem to be similar. |