Talking Thai <> English Dictionary+Phrasebook

Talking Thai <> English Dictionary+Phrasebook

By Paiboon Publishing and Word in the Hand

Score: 4.5
From 122 Ratings


Whether you're on a short trip to Thailand, working with Thais, or studying the Thai language in-depth, this is the one dictionary you can really use. 195,000+ entries (250,000+ translations), plus a built-in phrasebook with 300+ categories and 12,000+ words and full-text searchable, ready-to-use customizable phrases. Clear native sound recordings for every Thai word—even offline. Favorites screen lets you organize words/phrases in multiple folders. Includes both pronunciation guides (12 different systems) and Thai Script with the Thai and English text as big as you want. Includes a guide to speaking and writing Thai and other mind-blowing features for exploring the Thai language—nothing else even comes close! == Listen to Any Thai Word Touch any Thai word/phrase in any of our 195,000+ entries to hear a high-quality sound recording of a native speaker, not a toneless gravelly robot as found in other software—more than 29 hours of studio-recorded sound included. Long-press to hear 2x/4x slow playback with no change in pitch. == No Connection Required and No Data Charges Works even when you're in a taxi or a countryside street market and not connected to the internet: all entries and sounds are stored right on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, and you will incur no data charges when you use the app. == Big Text and Clear, Clean Layout Make the Thai and English text as big as you want—no more reading glasses! Easily scroll through multiple, complete definitions on the screen at once. Customize layout. == A Dictionary Crafted for Those Learning Thai Unlike typical dictionaries based on low-quality, free internet data meant for Thai natives, our superb dictionary entries are hand-crafted by Paiboon Publishing with your needs in mind: if you're not familiar with the Thai alphabet, you can even look up Thai words by their sound using an easy-to-read pronunciation guide system (12 popular systems are supported). Hear somebody say "sa nuk?" Type "sa nuk" to find out what it means. All Thai words in every section are written using both Thai Script and your chosen pronunciation guide system(s). Unlike dictionaries meant for Thais, we clarify critical shades of Thai word meaning and formality using English explanations, we list crucial Thai classifiers for more than 60,000 noun entries, and we even notate syllable stress. == Built-In Phrasebook Beginner or advanced, communicate in Thai easily! 12,000+ phrasebook entries in 300+ categories like “Language Difficulties,” “Hotel,” “Renting a Place,” “Food/Drink,” “Price Haggling,” “Transportation,” “Health,” “Shopping,” “Sightseeing,” “Love/Romance/Sex” and even “Swearing/Insults.” Two-way conversational format helps both of you communicate. == Introduction to Thai Included More than just a dictionary, our software includes a comprehensive, interactive introduction to the Thai language, including a "Speaking and Understanding" section with clickable sounds and detailed grammar coverage, and a "Reading and Writing" section with all the consonants and vowels in multiple, real-world fonts. == Unique Thai Learning Tools This app is loaded with amazing, industry-first Thai learning tools. You can touch any word to find out which component Thai words it's made from: a great way to learn new words quickly. You can see any Thai word written in multiple real-word fonts you are likely to see on signs and menus. You can touch any Thai word to see a detailed interactive breakdown of how to pronounce each syllable (with clickable sounds that let you compare nearby sounds) or see a detailed visual explanation of its Thai spelling—indispensable for learning how to read and write Thai. Nothing like this has ever appeared in any dictionary software on any platform. == Buy ThaiDict Now! Don't go another day without this indispensable tool! Enjoy free lifetime upgrades as we add more vocabulary and more features. Our website has more screen shots and much more information.



  • Beware of update

    By dmanqrstxyz
    Avoid this update. You will be disappointed with this new version. Cluttered, clumsy, klutzy and confusing. Not just an elegant, simple and easy to use dictionary anymore. Also if you had managed to not update and had continued to use the older, simpler, easier version, BEWARE of UPDATING to the new version of IOS. YOU WILL BE FORCED TO UPDATE to this newest, clumsy, cluttered, trying to be everything to everybody, ugly version. Phooey!
  • Super

    By Savanna74
    I can't compare other Thai dictionaries (apart from google translate), but this one is excellent. A few features I like: - zoomable text so my crappy eyes can make out the words, especially Thai letters - has lots of obscure words that I'm frequently surprised it contains (e.g. Pandanus and Star Anise) - developers are happy to get word or definition suggestions - easy to switch between English, Thai or phonetic scripts. Overall, a really excellent app, and worth the money in my opinion.
  • Without a doubt , The Best

    By KayakGuy 1850
    After purchasing and using other applications this one surpassed them all by far. I have use this on several visits to Thailand. A Thai friend was amazed at the accuracy and professionalism of this application.
  • Absolutely Worth It

    By AlligatorReview
    As someone who lives in Thailand as is currently trying to learn the language, I would be absolutely lost without this app. It has everything you need to learn the basic rules of grammar, reading, writing and has an explanation for why everything is the way it is. Plus a limitless dictionary that has just about every word you could imagine. The most comprehensive app I could ask for to the fundamentals of Thai. I was hesitant to spend $25 dollars on an app at first but it is absolutely, without a doubt worth it, if you're interested in learning Thai, it is a must buy.
  • best app around!

    By JJth99
    very good app!
  • Amazing

    By S Ro
    Perfect learning resource. So well organized and well done.
  • Hands down, number one!

    By Merrit1234567890
    In my opinion, this is the best learning tool in one place you can find in an app. The dictionary is very complete, offering a native speaker for every word so you get the tone correct. You can search for a word in English or Thai. When you find the word you want, you can click on it to hear the sound spoken by a live native speaker in high quality recording, and also find the tone for every syllable. Even further, it gives you a breakdown for how it arrived at that tone for that syllable. Not to mention the extensive list of instructions for how to determine tones. It will even show you the words within a word! This is a great option in the Thai language, because I have discovered that many words have a root word. For example, the Thai word for water (nam) is found in the Thai word for gasoline, river, pond, washroom, etc. You can save your favorite words in specific folders; this is very handy for review. I love the list of complete vowels, and that you can click on each one to hear it's sound, and to see whether it is long or short, live or dead. I could go on for a long time about the benefits of this app, and all of the hard work that clearly went into it. Suffice it to say, I would pay $100 without a thought for this app. I think it's that good. I'm confident that if you take the short time to learn how to use this app to its full potential, it will be as close to your hand as a tape measure is to a carpenter.
  • Wow, top notch app developer

    By FriedRibs
    This is a super high quality app. Please don't compare the price of this app to other cheaper or free dictionary apps, compare it to the price of the best paper phrase book you can find, and then know that this app is 10 times more useful! The translation database these guys have built is amazing. They've thought of everything; the app even has a full unit conversion mechanism. (For example you an put in the English time of day, and it tells you the time in Thai, which by the way isn't just converting from 12h to 24 hour time, they have a different way of numbering and labeling the hours in Thai.) How many times are you trying to explain something to someone and then have to scramble to do unit conversions on top of translations, this is takes care of both right away. The best part is that every Thai word in the app has a little play button next to it to listen to the pronunciation off-line! No paper phrase book can come close to this. When it comes to tonal languages, nothing beats an actual person demonstrating how to pronounce something. This app is worth at least $50 in my opinion, $14.99 is a bargain!
  • Worth every penny

    By Janakasoft
    I am attending a thai class and this app is a life saver. It is very well designed and customizable. No other app comes even close to this. If you just need a dictionary there some other free dictionary apps. But if you are learning thai get this one
  • Great

    By Me bin Thai
    The best great program good people