Oxford Essential Dictionary for Thai learners of English: English-English-Thai

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Oxford Essential Dictionary for Thai learners of English: English-English-Thai

This new bilingual dictionary gives all the essential help and information that Thai-speaking elementary and pre-intermediate learners of English need


The new Oxford Essential Dictionary for Thai learners of English is a corpus-based dictionary of the essential vocabulary that learners need at elementary to pre-intermediate level.

It contains the latest vocabulary, information on how to use words, Thai translations, example sentences, a Thai-English index, and illustrations.

  • ISBN: 9780194798945

With over 24,000 words, phrases, and meanings, the Oxford Essential Dictionary for Thai learners of English gives all the essential help and information that Thai elementary and pre-intermediate learners need.

2,000 of the most important words in English are marked as keywords, so students know which words to learn first.

Notes give extra help with grammar, pronunciation, culture, and spelling, and the Thai-English index makes it easy to find the English word you want to look up.

Key features

  • Over 24,000 words, phrases and meanings
  • Find the English words you want to look up with the Thai-English index
  • Up-to-date words, phrases, and translations
  • The 2,000 most important and useful words to learn at this level marked as keywords
  • Shows students how to pronounce words correctly, and shows where American English pronunciation is different
  • 500 notes on spelling, grammar and difficult or confusing words and phrases help students avoid mistakes
  • 13,000 examples help students use words correctly
  • Illustrations make meanings clearer
  • Appendices on irregular verbs, geographical names, and pronunciation


The Oxford Essential Dictionary for Thai learners of English helps elementary and pre-intermediate learners understand what words mean and how to use them correctly.

Specifically designed for Thai learners of English, this new bilingual dictionary has clear English definitions and Thai translations, and thousands of authentic and up-to-date example sentences.

A Thai-English index at the back of the dictionary helps learners find the word they want to look up. They can look up a word in Thai in the index, and then look up the English word in the dictionary for the definition, pronunciation, example sentences, and other helpful information on usage.

Over 24,000 words, phrases and meanings include the equivalent word in American English (cash machine/ATM, aubergine/eggplant, wallet/billfold).

200 new words reflect today’s English, for example upload, interactive whiteboard, and LOL.

The dictionary focuses on the essential information that elementary and pre-intermediate learners need most. It identifies the 2,000 most important words to know, taken from the Oxford 3000™*. These 2,000 words are used as the defining vocabulary, so definitions are easy to understand.

13,000 corpus-based examples show how words work in practice, helping students use words correctly. The dictionary also contains over 1,000 synonyms and opposites.

The 500 blue note boxes help students with culture, grammar, pronunciation, speaking, spelling, and word building. Which Word? notes help with easily confused words and common errors (e.g. accept/except, among/between).

220 photos, cartoons, and drawings make difficult words easy to understand.

* Oxford 3000™. These words are the most important because they occur frequently in the language, are widely used (in science, arts, spoken English, etc), or because there are no alternative words to express the same meaning (for example, vegetables, hungry, aunt). Oxford 3000™ keywords are used in the Oxford Wordpower Dictionary and the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary.