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zài

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zài Meaning

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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
zài | zai4
English translation
(located) at
(to be) in
to exist
in the middle of doing sth
(indicating an action in progress)
at, in, on; to exist; used to indicate the present progressive tense

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About zài

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Number of strokes

6

Traditional form

zài

Contains the radical

Part of speech

Preposition / 介词 jiè cí Jiècí

Learning hint

earth

Etymology of zài

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Type

pictophonetic

Positional decomposition

才土

Semantic compound

Phonetic compound

cái

Explanation

Origin unclear.

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Example sentences using zài

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zhè huà guà zài 便于 biànyú 显示 xiǎnshì jiào hǎo 效果 xiàoguǒ de 地方 dìfāng .

Hang the picture somewhere where it will show up to advantage.

发现 fāxiàn xiàng 平日 píng rì 一样 yīyàng zài 花园 huā yuán zuò zhāo hǎo mèng .

I found him in the garden, dreaming away as usual.

zài 贝尔法斯特 Bèi ěr fǎ sī tè 校园 xiào yuán de 学生 xuésheng 可以 kěyǐ 使用 shǐyòng hǎo de 体育 tǐyù 设施 shèshī .

Students at the Belfast campus have access to excellent sports facilities.

zài 进城 jìn chéng shí 提醒 tíxǐng zài mǎi guàn 喷发 pēn fā 定型 dìng xíng , hǎo ?

Remind me to buy another hairspray when I'm in town, would you?

zài Mén 下面 xià miàn chā xiē , hǎo ràng Mén kāi zhāo .

Put a wedge under the door so that it will stay open.

Words with zài

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
zài (located) at zài
现在 xiànzài now現在
正在 zhèngzài just at (that time)正在 zhèngzài
存在 cúnzài to exist存在 cúnzài
实在 shízài really實在
在于 zàiyú to be in在於
所在 suǒ zài place所在 suǒ zài
在乎 zàihu to care about在乎 zàihu
不在乎 bù zài hu not to care不在乎 bù zài hu
不在 bù zài to be out不在 bù zài
在场 zài chǎng to be present在場
在此 zài cǐ hereto在此 zài cǐ
在内 zài nèi among them在內
在线 zài xiàn online在線
在意 zàiyì to mind在意 zàiyì
处在 chǔ zài to be situated at處在
潜在 qián zài hidden潛在
在下 zài xià under在下 zài xià
内在 nèizài inner內在
在外 zài wài outer在外 zài wài
旨在 zhǐ zài to be intended to旨在 zhǐ zài
好在 hǎo zài luckily好在 hǎo zài
自在 zì zai free自在 zì zai

zài Decomposition & Compounds

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zài Decomposition

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zài Compounds

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