Thai Word of the Day: “lam-kaa” (ล้ำค่า)

“lam-kaa” (ล้ำค่า) can be used in the following ways:

adjective: is invaluable / is precious / is priceless

The adjective “lam-kaa” (ล้ำค่า) is used for saying that something is extremely useful, very valuable or impossible to replace.

Examples:

– ngaan mai ja mawb bpra-sob-garn an lam-kaa hai gap khun
งานใหม่จะมอบประสบการณ์อันล้ำค่าให้กับคุณ
(The new job will provide you with invaluable experience)

– Internet bpen sap-pha-yaa-gorn thee lam-kaa sam-rap nak-rian
อินเทอร์เน็ตเป็นทรัพยากรที่ล้ำค่าสำหรับนักเรียน
(The Internet is an invaluable resource for students)

– pi-pit-ta-phan dtem-bpai-duay som-bat thee haa-yaak lae lam-kaa
พิพิธภัณฑ์เต็มไปด้วยสมบัติที่หายากและล้ำค่า
(The museum is full of rare and precious treasures)

– kam-nae-nam kawng-phuak-kao bpen sing thee lam-kaa sam-rap chan nai chuang nan
คำแนะนำของพวกเขาเป็นสิ่งที่ล้ำค่าสำหรับฉันในช่วงนั้นของการทำงานของฉัน
(Their advice was invaluable to me during that period)

Practice Exercise: Practice putting your newly learned word into a sentence by translating the following sentences below.

1. A priceless collection of vases was destroyed.
2. Such data will prove invaluable to researchers.
3. Her daughter is the most precious thing in the world to her.
4. His experience of teaching in schools in Thailand proved invaluable.
5. Her knowledge and experience would make her a priceless asset to the team.

Miss Urai Khomkham
Course Co-ordinator & Personal Tutor
Thai Language Tuition UK