Chinese edit

exist; deposit; store
exist; deposit; store; keep; survive
(located) at; in; exist
(located) at; in; exist; (before verbs) immediately involved in; right in the middle of doing
simp. and trad.

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit


  1. to exist; to be; to be present
    存在東西怎麼能夠 [MSC, trad.]
    存在东西怎么能够 [MSC, simp.]
    cúnzài de dōngxi, wǒ zěnme nénggòu kàn de dào? [Pinyin]
    How can I see that which does not exist?

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Noun edit


  1. (philosophy) existence; being; presence

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Japanese edit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 6
Grade: 5

Noun edit

(そん)(ざい) (sonzai

  1. existence
    Watashi wa kami no sonzai o shinjinai.
    I don't believe God exists.
    Kare no sonzai wa, wareware ni ōkina tasuke to naru deshō.
    His presence will be a big help to us.
    Kare wa yōyaku sonzai o mitomerareta.
    He finally won recognition.
  2. being; entity
    ningen ni kyōfu o ataeru sonzai
    a being that strikes fear into the hearts of humans
    kakasenai sonzai
    indispensable thing

Verb edit

(そん)(ざい)する (sonzai surusuru (stem (そん)(ざい) (sonzai shi), past (そん)(ざい)した (sonzai shita))

  1. exist
    Kami ga sonzai suru to wa omoimasen.
    I don't believe God exists.
    Kami wa sonzai suru.
    God exists.

Conjugation edit

References edit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.

Korean edit

Hanja in this term

Noun edit

存在 (jonjae) (hangeul 존재)

  1. Hanja form? of 존재 (existence).

Vietnamese edit

chữ Hán Nôm in this term

Verb edit


  1. chữ Hán form of tồn tại (to exist).