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Thai translations by specialised Thai translators (native speakers)

Our quality – your assurance

From order to delivery, we at ConText® translation agency use proprietary project management software based on ISO 9002, DIN 2345 and European industry organisation EUATC standards. All of our translations comply with the European EN 15038 standard in completeness and form.

Our specialist Thai translators transfer all of the content while preserving the sense of the original and keeping the style appropriate to the translation’s target audience, giving you an accurate and authentic translation that looks like an original.

Modern technology also allows us to leverage previously verified sentences while keeping the technical terminology consistent in translation, giving our Thai translations at ConText® a consistent writing style. Our translators integrate your terminology requirements, comments and corrections in databases for further use in every project.

Our areas of expertise: IT, business, law, IT, banking, construction, architecture, chemistry, biochemistry, medicine, pharmaceuticals, marketing, communication, advertising. Quality assurance included.

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The Thai language – characteristics and spread

Thai is a Kam-Tai language. Unlike most European languages but like most of the neighbouring languages except Khmer, Thai is a tonal language – the meanings of its mostly monosyllabic words depend on pitch and pitch variation. Thai has its own alphabet.

The language reflects the centuries-old hierarchical structure of Thai society. There are at least five stages:

Ordinary everyday language without honorifics, which is usually used between family members and close friends; formal language with honorifics and differences in vocabulary; official language used in public announcements and news broadcasts; and court language for anything concerning the royal family with many specialised honorifics and different vocabulary – mostly from Khmer, but also from the Pali, a monastic language with honorifics and vocabulary heavily influenced by Pali and Sanskrit and used in Buddhism.

Thai has several different dialects; the standard spoken language is not in daily use in many parts of the country. The north-east (Isan) is an especially striking example, where the Thai and Lao languages follow a dialect continuum.