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The Chinese word zai - 在 - zài
("at" in Chinese)





Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

zài

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English translations

at, to exist, to be present, to be in the process of, in, to be at,
to be living

Chinese character (modern = simplified) and stroke order animation"How do I write 在 ( zài ) correctly?"

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Chinese character zai ( zài ) with pronunciation (English translation: at )
The traditional Chinese characters of zài are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 在 ( zai / zài ) Writing in Pinyin

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If you cannot use Chinese charactes, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones (in dark blue). Only use the Pinyin without tones (in grey) if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special charactes such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).
Wo zai ditiezhan de qianbian.
Wŏ zài dìtiĕzhàn de qiánbiān.

 – English translation: I'm in front of the subway station.
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(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

to exist  |  at home  |    |  

在 (zai / zài) belongs to the 10 most common Chinese characters (rank 8)
Chinese sample words containing the character 在 (zai / zài)
cúnzài ( 存在 ), lăojìfúlì zhìzàiqiānlĭ ( 老骥伏枥志在千里 ), shízài ( 实在 ), xiànzài ( 现在 ), zài ne ( 在呢 ), zhèngzài ( 正在 ), zhùzài ( 住在 )

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