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just [only] in thai language we say   kâe  

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  (แค่)

kâe  means just [only] , no more than

We use  kâe  when we feel something is not much , not many or not enough . So it depends on the people.

For example, if your salary is 50,000 baht  but you think it is not much or not enough for you. You can say
kâe .

pŏm dâai ngern-deuan kâe hâa-mèun baht robot

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(ผมได้เงินเดือนแค่ 50,000 บาท)
[male speaker]
I got salary just 50,000 per month.

But for me 50,000 baht per month is enough , so I don't use kâe. I would say...
chán dâai ngen-deuan hâa mèun baht robot

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(ฉันได้เงินเดือน 50,000 บาท)
[female speaker]

You can use tâo-nán ayng

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or ayng

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to emphasize the sentence. [ in informal way]


               tâo-nán   means only     robot

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 (เท่านั้น)
             ayng  
 means only,just

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(เอง)

pŏm dâai ngern-deuan kâe hâa-mèun baht tâo-nán ayng    
(ผมได้เงินเดือนแค่ 50,000 บาทเท่านั้นเอง)
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pŏm dâai ngern-deuan kâe hâa-mèun baht ayng
(ผมได้เงินเดือนแค่ 50,000 บาทเอง)robot

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You can also use tâo-nán to emphasize the sentence but it is more formal than tâo-nán ayng and ayng.


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bullet káo mee lûuk kâe sŏrng kon pûu-yĭng kon pûu chaai kon robot

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    เขามีลูกแค่สองคน ผู้หญิงคน ผู้ชายคน    
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bullet séu mái kâe rói gâo gâo ayng robot

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   ซื้อไหม แค่ 199 เอง    
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There are 2 versions: robot speed robotand normal speedpeople.
 
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   mee   people

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to have มี
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   lûuk   people

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children
ืลูก
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   sŏrng   people

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2 สอง
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   kon   people

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people,person,
classifier for people and person
ีคน
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   pûu-yĭng robot

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woman ผู้หญิง
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   pûu chaai robot

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man ่ผู้ชาย
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   séu   people

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to buy ซื้อ
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   mái   people

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question particle ไหม
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   rói gâo gâo    [informal way] robot

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199 ร้อยเก้าเก้า
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The meaning
็ำ็ำHe [or she] has only two children ,one daughter and one son.
Do you want to buy? It is just 199 baht.