With Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy and a growth rate among the world’s top 10, Thailand is open for business. But companies looking to tap into the Thai market first have to tackle the language barrier. Thailand’s official language is Thai, which is spoken by 56 million people — the vast majority of the country’s 67 million population as well as some Thai Chinese. That makes Thai a top 25 language globally. The complexity of Thai, however, makes learning and translating it a challenge. In its spoken form, Thai is a tonal language, and it is written in a unique script rather than a Latin alphabet. In order to accurately translate Thai into English for written communication, promotional information, product documentation, audio or video production, and more, a Thai-to-English translator must be cognizant of the source material’s regional variations and modern literary nuances.
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