Meaning and pronunciation of 在

Simplified/traditional character

Definition

zài

  • (located) at
  • (to be) in
  • to exist
  • in the middle of doing sth
  • (indicating an action in progress)

HSK levels

Components

  • 𠂇: hand
  • (gǔn): line
  • (tǔ): earth

Characters with the same pronunciation

  • : again; once more; re-; second; another; then (after sth, and not until then);
  • : to carry; to convey; to load; to hold; to fill up; and; also; as well as; simultaneously;

Sentences examples with 在

  • 我住在北京。
    Wǒ zhù zài Běijīng.
  • 今天我的朋友不能工作,他在医院!
    jīntiān wǒ de péngyǒu bùnéng gōngzuò, tā zài yīyuàn!
  • 老师看见我在桌子上写东西。
    Lǎoshī kànjiàn wǒ zài zhuōzi shàng xiě dōngxī.
  • 你住在哪儿?我住在那儿!
    Nǐ zhù zài nǎ'er? Wǒ zhù zài nà'er!
  • 现在,我的女儿四岁了。
    Xiànzài, wǒ de nǚ'ér sì suìle.

Words containing 在, by HSK level

HSK 1 vocabulary list

  • 现在 (xiàn zài): now; at present; at the moment; modern; current; nowadays
  • (zài): (located) at; (to be) in; to exist; in the middle of doing sth; (indicating an action in progress)

HSK 2 vocabulary list

HSK 4 vocabulary list

HSK 5 vocabulary list

HSK 6 vocabulary list