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American English: /ɪɡˈzɪst/
British English: /ɪɡˈzɪst/
, /ɛɡˈzɪst/

Translation of exist in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1 (be real, actual) 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
    Example sentences
    • 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) I'm not living, just existing
    yo no vivo, vegeto
    to exist on somethingwe 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
    Example sentences
    • 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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