Translation of exist in Spanish:

exist

Pronunciation: /ɪgˈzɪst/

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 (be real, actual) existir to cease to exist dejar de existir to continue to exist seguir* existiendo that exists only in your mind o imagination solo son imaginaciones tuyas a vacancy exists for a journalist hay una plaza vacante de periodista
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    • In other words, knowledge is always of a reality that exists independently of knowers and perceivers.
    • According to one physicist reality only exists because we think it does.
    • Again, it is surprising that the most attractive faces do not even exist in reality.
  • 2 (survive) subsistir, vivir I'm not living, just existing yo no vivo, vegetoto exist on sth we existed on bread and butter subsistíamos a base de pan y mantequilla we can just about exist on my wages apenas subsistimos con mi sueldo
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    • I don't want you to get the idea that I exist on takeaways and ready meals, because I don't.
    • We exist on donations and all volunteers are drawn mainly from local churches.
    • Are we making it so easy for them to exist on begging that they feel no need to do any work?

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