Thai translation and interpreting services in London and the UK
Thai is a language different to almost any other. Five tonal registers. Five linguistic registers. No punctuation or spaces between words. But as the second-largest economy in South-East Asia, with a thriving export industry and huge tourist trade, Thailand is a market which companies across the world want to do business with.
Asian Absolute will help you tap that market with the ease of a local. Our expert Thai translation and interpreting services will assist you and your UK company in building your local relationships. You’ll give a huge boost to your ability to do business in Thailand, as well as work in line with local cultural preferences and styles.
Why choose Asian Absolute?
All of the Thai translation services you get from us in London, the UK and around the globe are delivered by native-speaking linguists. Whether you want to create powerful marketing materials in Thai or confidently conduct your first business meeting with a firm in Thailand, we’ll make sure you get the support you need.
Conversely, when you need to translate Thai to English, we make sure your project is completed by native English-speaking language specialists. This ensures that the fluidity, precision and cultural context of your text is properly localised for your English-speaking audience in the UK, United States or Australia, for example.
- We pair you with a specialist in your industry or field of study
- Exclusively native-speaking Thai interpreters and translators, and English native-speaking linguists for Thai to English translation
- Speakers of numerous Thai dialects, including standard-central, Bangkok and Khorat
- ISO:9001-certified and triple-layer Quality Assurance procedures
- 24-hour work until completion – enjoy the swiftest turnaround time for your project
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What you need to know about the Thai language
The Thai language (also known as Siamese) is completely different to most other systems of communication on the face of the Earth. For example:
- Thai has no punctuation, no upper and lower cases, no gender, no article, no plural, no conjugation, no spaces between the words… and, most confusingly of all, technically no alphabet!
- The Thai language has a syllabic alphabet(called an abugida) of 44 consonants and 15 basic vowels
- Thai has five tonal registers– mid, low, high, rising and falling
The challenges involved in Thai translation – linguistic registers
As well as tonal registers, one of the most important things to come to terms with when having your documents translated to or from Thai are the linguistic registers. There are five of these, with three of them being part of the national curriculum (and thus understood by almost all of the population):
- Street or common Thai
- Elegant or formal Thai
- Rhetorical Thai
- Religious Thai
- Royal Thai
Some of these are only appropriate in certain circumstances (you would only use Royal Thai when addressing a member of the royal family, for example). But using the correct register in the correct social situation or when writing is vital to communicating in this language.
Industries which use our Thai translation and interpreting services
Asian Absolute provides specialist language support to the leading names in a number of different industries around the globe. These include, for example:
- Legal – Thailand-specific legal terminology, litigation and document management.
- Banking and financial– local document filing, including 10-K filing, 0-Q, 8-K, 20-F and 6-K filing, 529 plan communications, and many more.
- Marketing and advertising– create your Thai brand from the ground up or rely on our expertise in Thai voiceovers and subtitling, typesetting and graphics and more.
We also have extensive experience in the life sciences, manufacturing and engineering, IT, electronics and retail industries, amongst others, as well as specialising in communication with government agencies.
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Marketing & PR
Travel & Tourism
Thai interpreters for every event in London
We only work with highly skilled Thai interpreters who understand the local culture.
You’ll be able to choose from consecutive and simultaneous interpreters – ideal for everything from social occasions to critical business meetings and negotiations.
Contact us 24/7 to discuss your needs
Reach out to us online or by phone at any time to get a free quote or make an enquiry about the Thai translation and interpreting services you need anywhere in the UK – or in any part of the world. We’re always on the line, ready to help you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much will my translation cost?
The long answer is that your translation cost will vary depending on things like the volume of material you need to have translated, your target language/s as well as several other important factors.
The short answer is that it’s always best to get in touch for a free quote. There’s no fee or obligation – and you can get a clearly costed price breakdown of your specific project so you know exactly where you stand.
Do you offer discounts for volume?
If you often find yourself in need of professional translation services, we may be able to offer you special rates. These will be based on the amount of work and level of partnership you have in mind.
We do this for numerous regular clients around the world, ensuring a cost-effective solution for each client’s unique requirements.
How do I pay for my translation services?
We accept domestic and international bank transfers, most major credit and debit cards and PayPal payments from both private individuals and companies. Just let us know how you prefer to pay and we will be happy to suggest a method which is convenient for you.