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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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.