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Your Favorite Dic.

These days, the only dictionary I use for Thai is http://dict.longdo.com/.  It is very possible that there are better dictionaries out there.  I know that there are a few others that access the same information as the above site, but I haven’t spent any time looking because there hasn’t been any need.  If anyone knows of better ones, please let me know.

Here are the main reasons why I’ve been using this one –

  1. No transliteration + it usually has the Thai phonetic spelling for words with multiple or odd pronunciations.
  2. Search results for definitions at the top are in Thai.  Often times the Thai def will give you a much better idea how to use the word as opposed to the Eng def.
  3. Many of the words have usage examples.
  4. Many words also have entries in Japanese and Chinese (as well as French and German) that occasionally appear in the results.

As an example I’ll use อึมครึม which I SRS’d fairly recently and haven’t seen again since.

อึมครึม [ADJ] nondescript, Example: บรรยากาศทางการเมืองในรอบสัปดาห์ที่ผ่านมามีลักษณะอึมครึม โดยพร้อมที่จะมีความเปลี่ยนแปลงทั้งในระบบและนอกระบบได้ตลอดเวลา, Thai definition: ภาวะนิ่งงัน ยังไม่ปรากฏเหตุการณ์ชัดเจน
  1. February 23, 2011 at 5:37 am

    Longdo has an iPhone app, too, which is really nice – I always prefer using a native app on my iPhone rather than a website. Same content as the website (I assume), but a lot easier to use on iPhone as a native app. I really like the “random word” feature in the app – it’s a nice way to learn a new word without much effort.

  2. gwindarr
    February 23, 2011 at 5:46 am

    Sounds good. No sign of an android version in the market unfortunately.

  1. February 17, 2011 at 5:12 pm

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