Thai2English OnlineThai2English can enable you to easily read, understand and translate Thai text, even with little or no knowledge of Thai grammar. It will automatically transliterate Thai to roman letters so it can be read without needing to know Thai script, and tone marks are added to each syllable to show how they're pronounced. The text is then spaced out dictionary definitions are shown for each word when you move your mouse over them, to make translating and understanding the text quick and straightforward.
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Did You Know ?Thai Nicknames
Just about every Thai person has a nickname by which they are known informally, given to them by their parents at birth. The pervasive use of nicknames in this way apparently comes from the old belief that evil spirits are constantly on the lookout for newborn children to snatch away and control, but using a nickname instead of a normal Thai name confuses the spirits and helps to keep the child safe. This is not a widespread belief nowadays of course, but nonetheless the use of nicknames remains so widespread in Thailand that it's not uncommon for friends to know each other for years and yet not know each other's real name and surname.
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