2006 was a turbulent year in Thai politics; military intervention saw the government overthrown following claims of corruption and abuse of power. The instability that followed had a predictable effect on foreign investment and GDP growth fell from 5.7% to 4%. At the end of 2007, democratic elections were once again held in Thailand. Now under a new constitution, it is hoped that 2008 will see investors returning to the country, which will give the economy a welcome boost. In particular, the automotive and electronics industries are expected to flourish. With its heavy dependence on the export industry, the Thai government will be looking to strengthen international relations and reassure world leaders of its commitment to development.
Thai translation will play an essential role in rebuilding Thailand’s economic credibility and are particularly important for foreign investors. Unique customs and rituals, often highly religious, have a significant effect on the way in which everyday business is conducted in Thailand. Thai translations ensure that local markets are approached in a culturally sensitive manner and, as a result, help companies build strong working relations with their Thai clients.
Our English to Thai translations are produced by our translation experts in a wide range of fields, including technical, legal, pharmaceutical, and financial. All our Thai translators have extensive professional translation experience and undergo a rigorous selection procedure.
The Translation People’s Thai translation services are respected for quality, tight turnarounds and our experience with a variety of technical media.
Thai language – Did you know?
The Thai alphabet was created in the 13th century by King Ramhamhaeng and was strongly influenced by Sanskrit and Pali. It belongs to the Tai-Kadai family of languages, which also includes dialects spoken in Vietnam, Laos and China. Like other South Asian languages, Thai is a tonal language, which means that the same word can have very different meanings depending on how it is pronounced. There are five tones in total: rising tone, falling tone, mid tone, high tone and low tone and these can be extremely difficult for speakers of Western languages to replicate.
The Thai alphabet is closely related to the scripts used for Khmer, the official language of Cambodia and Laos. In fact, more than half of Thai vocabulary and grammar rules are also found in the Lao language. There is no universally accepted form of transliterating Thai into the Latin alphabet, however the Royal Thai General System of Transcription is used most frequently, for example on road signs or in government publications.
Why use us for Thai Translation?
- Our use of translation memory software can reduce lead times and costs of your English to Thai translation.
- Translations can be provided in any format including the Microsoft Office suite, Quark XPress, Adobe PDF, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe FrameMaker, PageMaker and InterLeaf.
- Our English to Thai translators are professionally qualified linguists and translate exclusively into their native language.