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Thai Translation Services

Thai Translation Services

We provide a high quality, great value Thai translation service and ensure your Thai translation will only be done by in-country translators with proven experience in the subject matter of your original document. We'll supply your translated Thai document back to you in exactly the same format you gave it to us in. This means you'll have an accurate Thai translation you can use straight away without any additional cost or time added to the project. 

 

Thai Translations you can Trust

All of our translation processes and systems are certified to EN15038, the highest global standard for the translation industry. We are members of the Association of Language Companies and TAUS (The European association for language data technology). Our linguists are highly skilled within the translation industry and our systems of in-house testing and validation ensure clients get the highest quality translation.  We can provide certified translations for almost any country including legal and immigration certified translations.

 

Fast Turnaround Thai Translations

Need your Thai translation in a hurry? We can provide rapid turnaround translations, even on very large documents using our Transl8 collaborative translation portal. On average translators can get through 3,000-4,000 words per day, using Transl8 translators can get up to 6,000-7,000 words per day and multiple translators can work on larger documents concurrently making it possible to get even very large documents translated with a couple of days.

 

Per Hour Translation Pricing - Save up to 40%

At Straker we can link the economic cost of our translations to the time it takes to complete the translation - then focus on improving the efficiency of delivering that service (speed of translation), this in most cases has the outcome of significantly dropping the price to the client. In plain English this means we can charge by the hour (not by the traditional per-word method) and use tools that make our translators really effcient and save our clients money and time. 

 

Microsoft Office Translations

Do you have a document in a Microsoft Office format such as Word, Excel or PowerPoint you need translated? We have developed sophisticated tools that make it very easy to import and export Office documents into and out of our translation management system. The upside to this is you get your document back in the required target language with exactly the same formatting and we don't charge any project managment or import/export costs so it takes less time and costs less money.

 

Adobe InDesign Translation Services

We are experts in InDesign translations and make the process of managing InDesign translations easy and cost effective. You provide us the InDesign file and we return the file translated and laid out exactly as it should be in the translated language. 

 

 

Translation API

Do you need a translation API service that can automate and streamline the translation process? Click here to find out more about our powerful and easy to use Translation API. 

About the Thai Language

Thai  is the national and official language of Thailand and the native language of the Thai people, Thailand's dominant ethnic group. Thai is a member of the Tai group of the Tai-Kadai language family. Historical linguists have been unable to definitively link the Tai-Kadai languages to any other language family. Some words in Thai are borrowed from Pali, Sanskrit and Old Khmer. It is a tonal and analytic language. Thai also has a complex orthography and relational markers. Thai is mutually intelligible with Lao, whereas the Isaan dialect is almost the same as Lao.

Standard Thai, also known as Central Thai or Siamese, is the official language of Thailand, spoken by over 20 million people (2000), including speakers of Bangkok Thai (the latter is sometimes considered a separate dialect, and sometimes the standard dialect). Khorat Thai is spoken by about 400,000 (1984) in Nakhon Ratchasima; it occupies a linguistic position somewhere between Central Thai and Isan on a dialect continuum, and may be considered a variant of either. A majority of the people in the Isan region of Thailand speak a dialect of the Lao language, which has influenced the Central Thai dialect.
In addition to Standard Thai, Thailand is home to other related Tai languages, including:
Isan (Northeastern Thai), the language of the Isan region of Thailand, a socio-culturally distinct Thai-Lao hybrid dialect which is written with the Thai alphabet. It is spoken by about 15 million people (1983).
Galung language, spoken in Nakhon Phanom Province of Northeast Thailand.
Northern Thai (Phasa Nuea, Lanna, Kam Mueang, or Thai Yuan), spoken by about 6 million (1983) in the formerly independent kingdom of Lanna (Chiang Mai).
Nyaw language, spoken mostly in Nakhon Phanom Province, Sakhon Nakhon Province, Udon Thani Province of Northeast Thailand.
Phuan, spoken by an unknown number of people in central Thailand, Isan and Northern Laos.
Phu Thai, spoken by about 156,000 around Nakhon Phanom Province (1993).
Shan (Thai Luang, Tai Long, Thai Yai), spoken by about 56,000 in north-west Thailand along the border with the Shan States of Burma (1993).
Song, spoken by about 20,000 to 30,000 in central and northern Thailand (1982).
Southern Thai (Phasa Tai), spoken about 5 million (1990).
Thai Dam, spoken by about 20,000 (1991) in Isan and Saraburi Province.
Lü (Tai Lue, Dai), spoken by about 78,000 (1993) in northern Thailand.
Statistics are from Ethnologue 2003-10-4.
Many of these languages are spoken by larger numbers outside of Thailand.[citation needed] Most speakers of dialects and minority languages speak Central Thai as well, since it is the language used in schools and universities all across the kingdom.
Numerous languages not related to Thai are spoken within Thailand by ethnic minority hill tribespeople. These languages include Hmong-Mien (Yao), Karen, Lisu, and others.
Standard Thai is composed of several distinct registers, forms for different social contexts:
Street or common Thai (???????, spoken Thai): informal, without polite terms of address, as used between close relatives and friends.
Elegant or formal Thai (?????????, written Thai): official and written version, includes respectful terms of address; used in simplified form in newspapers.
Rhetorical Thai: used for public speaking.
Religious Thai: (heavily influenced by Sanskrit and Pāli) used when discussing Buddhism or addressing monks.
Royal Thai (?????????): (influenced by Khmer) used when addressing members of the royal family or describing their activities.
Most Thais can speak and understand all of these contexts. Street and elegant Thai are the basis of all conversations;[citation needed] rhetorical, religious and royal Thai are taught in schools as the national curriculum.

Standard Thai, also known as Central Thai or Siamese, is the official language of Thailand, spoken by over 20 million people (2000), including speakers of Bangkok Thai (the latter is sometimes considered a separate dialect, and sometimes the standard dialect). Khorat Thai is spoken by about 400,000 (1984) in Nakhon Ratchasima; it occupies a linguistic position somewhere between Central Thai and Isan on a dialect continuum, and may be considered a variant of either. A majority of the people in the Isan region of Thailand speak a dialect of the Lao language, which has influenced the Central Thai dialect.

In addition to Standard Thai, Thailand is home to other related Tai languages, including:Isan (Northeastern Thai), the language of the Isan region of Thailand, a socio-culturally distinct Thai-Lao hybrid dialect which is written with the Thai alphabet. It is spoken by about 15 million people (1983).Galung language, spoken in Nakhon Phanom Province of Northeast Thailand.Northern Thai (Phasa Nuea, Lanna, Kam Mueang, or Thai Yuan), spoken by about 6 million (1983) in the formerly independent kingdom of Lanna (Chiang Mai).Nyaw language, spoken mostly in Nakhon Phanom Province, Sakhon Nakhon Province, Udon Thani Province of Northeast Thailand.Phuan, spoken by an unknown number of people in central Thailand, Isan and Northern Laos.Phu Thai, spoken by about 156,000 around Nakhon Phanom Province (1993).Shan (Thai Luang, Tai Long, Thai Yai), spoken by about 56,000 in north-west Thailand along the border with the Shan States of Burma (1993).Song, spoken by about 20,000 to 30,000 in central and northern Thailand (1982).Southern Thai (Phasa Tai), spoken about 5 million (1990).Thai Dam, spoken by about 20,000 (1991) in Isan and Saraburi Province.Lü (Tai Lue, Dai), spoken by about 78,000 (1993) in northern Thailand.Statistics are from Ethnologue 2003-10-4.Many of these languages are spoken by larger numbers outside of Thailand.[citation needed] Most speakers of dialects and minority languages speak Central Thai as well, since it is the language used in schools and universities all across the kingdom.Numerous languages not related to Thai are spoken within Thailand by ethnic minority hill tribespeople.

These languages include Hmong-Mien (Yao), Karen, Lisu, and others.Standard Thai is composed of several distinct registers, forms for different social contexts:Street or common Thai: informal, without polite terms of address, as used between close relatives and friends.Elegant or formal Thai: official and written version, includes respectful terms of address; used in simplified form in newspapers.Rhetorical Thai: used for public speaking.Religious Thai: (heavily influenced by Sanskrit and Pāli) used when discussing Buddhism or addressing monks.Royal Thai: (influenced by Khmer) used when addressing members of the royal family or describing their activities.Most Thais can speak and understand all of these contexts. Street and elegant Thai are the basis of all conversations; rhetorical, religious and royal Thai are taught in schools as the national curriculum.

Standard Thai, also known as Central Thai or Siamese, is the official language of Thailand, spoken by over 20 million people (2000), including speakers of Bangkok Thai (the latter is sometimes considered a separate dialect, and sometimes the standard dialect). Khorat Thai is spoken by about 400,000 (1984) in Nakhon Ratchasima; it occupies a linguistic position somewhere between Central Thai and Isan on a dialect continuum, and may be considered a variant of either. A majority of the people in the Isan region of Thailand speak a dialect of the Lao language, which has influenced the Central Thai dialect.In addition to Standard Thai, Thailand is home to other related Tai languages, including:Isan (Northeastern Thai), the language of the Isan region of Thailand, a socio-culturally distinct Thai-Lao hybrid dialect which is written with the Thai alphabet. It is spoken by about 15 million people (1983).Galung language, spoken in Nakhon Phanom Province of Northeast Thailand.Northern Thai (Phasa Nuea, Lanna, Kam Mueang, or Thai Yuan), spoken by about 6 million (1983) in the formerly independent kingdom of Lanna (Chiang Mai).Nyaw language, spoken mostly in Nakhon Phanom Province, Sakhon Nakhon Province, Udon Thani Province of Northeast Thailand.Phuan, spoken by an unknown number of people in central Thailand, Isan and Northern Laos.Phu Thai, spoken by about 156,000 around Nakhon Phanom Province (1993).Shan (Thai Luang, Tai Long, Thai Yai), spoken by about 56,000 in north-west Thailand along the border with the Shan States of Burma (1993).Song, spoken by about 20,000 to 30,000 in central and northern Thailand (1982).Southern Thai (Phasa Tai), spoken about 5 million (1990).Thai Dam, spoken by about 20,000 (1991) in Isan and Saraburi Province.Lü (Tai Lue, Dai), spoken by about 78,000 (1993) in northern Thailand.Statistics are from Ethnologue 2003-10-4.Many of these languages are spoken by larger numbers outside of Thailand.[citation needed] Most speakers of dialects and minority languages speak Central Thai as well, since it is the language used in schools and universities all across the kingdom.Numerous languages not related to Thai are spoken within Thailand by ethnic minority hill tribespeople. These languages include Hmong-Mien (Yao), Karen, Lisu, and others.Standard Thai is composed of several distinct registers, forms for different social contexts:Street or common Thai : informal, without polite terms of address, as used between close relatives and friends.Elegant or formal Thai : official and written version, includes respectful terms of address; used in simplified form in newspapers.Rhetorical Thai: used for public speaking.Religious Thai: (heavily influenced by Sanskrit and Pāli) used when discussing Buddhism or addressing monks.Royal Thai (: (influenced by Khmer) used when addressing members of the royal family or describing their activities.Most Thais can speak and understand all of these contexts. Street and elegant Thai are the basis of all conversations;[citation needed] rhetorical, religious and royal Thai are taught in schools as the national curriculum.

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