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I'm just looking

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I'm just looking.

見てるだけです。

So when I'm at a store and I'm just looking around, would that be the correct way of saying "I'm just here looking just to see what you have?

Also, does だけ always come after a verb.
It's my limited understanding that だけ means: just and only?

Thanks
 

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Yes, that's correct, but 見てるだけですから is more appropriate when a salesperson said "May I help you?" to you. から originally means "I'm just looking, so...", and it connotes "so please leave me alone" from the context. And as a result, this から makes sound softer.

だけ can be used also for adjectives or nouns. It modifies the word right before it, as opposed to "just" that modifies the word right after it in English.
e.g. 
野菜を見てるだけです。
I'm just looking at vegetables.

野菜だけを見ています。
I'm looking at just vegetables.
 

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Yes, that's correct, but 見てるだけですから is more appropriate when a salesperson said "May I help you?" to you. から originally means "I'm just looking, so...", and it connotes "so please leave me alone" from the context. And as a result, this から makes sound softer.

だけ can be used also for adjectives or nouns. It modifies the word right before it, as opposed to "just" that modifies the word right after it in English.
e.g. 
野菜を見てるだけです。
I'm just looking at vegetables.

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野菜だけを見ています。
I'm looking at just vegetables.

Thank you.
That's for my days study.
 
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