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 zài (located) at / (to be) in / to exist / in the middle of doing sth / (indicating an action in progress)
Results beginning with 在
线 zài xiàn online
 zài cǐ hereto / here
 zài yú to be in / to lie in / to consist in / to depend on / to rest with
 zài nèi (included) in it / among them
 zài xià under / myself (humble)
 zài yì to care about / to mind
 zài chǎng to be present / to be on the scene
 zài wài outer
 zài dì local
 zài hu to care about / equivalent of 在於|在于[zai4 yu2]
 zài zhí to be employed / to be in post / on-the-job
 zài qián ahead / formerly / in the past
 zài Huá within China / during one's visit to China
 zài jí near at hand / imminent / within sight
 zài hòu behind
 zài zuò to be present
 zài páng alongside / nearby
 zài shì to be alive
 zài xiān to come first / previous / prior / beforehand / first / formerly
 zài wèi on the throne / reigning (monarch)
 zài táo to be at large (of a criminal)
 zài wò (fig.) to hold in one's hands / to be within grasp
 zài yě to be out of (political) office / to be out of power
 zài biān to be on the regular payroll / to be on the permanent staff
 zài cháo sitting (currently serving, e.g. board members)
 zài chē aboard
 zài háng to be adept at sth / to be an expert in a trade or profession
 zài jiào to be a believer (in a religion, esp. Islam)
 zài lǐ reasonable / sensible
 zài shēn to possess / to be occupied or burdened with (work, a contract, a lawsuit)
 zài tú in transit (of passengers, goods etc)
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 zài páng biān aside
 zài na r (adverbial expression indicating that the attention of the subject of the verb is focused on what they are doing, not distracted by anything else) / just ...ing (and nothing else)
 zài hù wài outdoors
 zài yě dǎng opposition party
 zài wèi lái in the future
 zài yǎn qián now / at the present
 zài cǐ chù herein
 zài cǐ hòu after this / from then on
 zài dì xià underground
 zài fù jìn nearby
 zài gāo chù aloft
 zài lái mǐ long-grained non-glutinous rice (Tw)
 zài qiāng kǒu at gunpoint
 zài qí zhōng therein / wherein
 zài shēn chù deeply
 zài shì nèi indoors
 zài tóu bǎn on the front page
 zài wǒ kàn in my opinion / in my view
 zài xià fāng beneath
 zài xià miàn underneath
 zài xiào yuán on campus
 zài yī qǐ together
 zài zhī shàng over
 zài suǒ nán miǎn to be unavoidable (idiom)
 zài tiān zhī líng soul and spirit of the deceased
线  virtual education / online education
 zài suǒ bù jì irrespective of / to have no concerns whatsoever about
 zài suǒ bù cí not to refuse to (idiom) / not to hesitate to
  in-country
  home-schooling
  staff nurse
  cash-in-transit
  Scheduled Castes
  prior art
  accessory during the fact
  school attendance
  sub-judice
  in-plant training
 zài cǐ zhī hòu after this / afterwards / next
 zài cǐ zhī jì meanwhile / at the same time
 zài cǐ zhī qián before that / beforehand / previously
 zài jiàn xiàng mù project in operation
 zài jiā zì xué homeschooling
 zài páng biān alongside
 zài qí jiān during
 zài shì zhèng shū certificate of existence
 zài shuǐ bù xíng wade
 zài tú shāng pǐn goods in transit
 zài wèi shí dài reign (of a king, emperor etc)
怀 zài xiāng huái xiāng solastalgia
 zài xiào yuán nèi on campus
 zài zhēn kōng zhōng in a vacuum
 zài zhè qī jiān during time / in this time
 zài zhè zhī qián before then / up until that point
 zài zhī jiān between
 zài zhī nèi in / within
 zài zhī páng beside
 zài zhí péi xùn mentoring
 zài zhī shàng above / upon
 zài zhī xià below
 zài zhí xùn liàn on-the-job training
 zài zhī zhōng amid / among
  active participant
  stand-off distance
  on short notice
 zài běn guó guó nèi in-country
 zài hěn duō fāng miàn in many aspects / in many regards
 zài jīn nián nián dǐ at the end of this year
 zài mì qiè zhù yì to pay close attention (to sth)
 zài rì cháo xiān yǔ Zainichi
 zài sù sòng qī jiān pendente lite / during litigation
线 zài xiàn zhì yuàn zhě online volunteers
使  fleet testing
  fighting in built-up areas
 zài chuán shū guò chéng zhōng while transmitting / during transmission
 zài jiàn gōng chéng zhàng hù construction-in-progress account
 zài mǒu zhǒng chéng dù shàng to a certain extent
 zài qiáo liáng gōng dì shàng At the bridge building site, 1956 novel by Liu Binyan 劉賓雁|刘宾雁
线 zài xiàn zhì yuàn fù wù online volunteering
 zài zhí gōng zuò rén yuán active staff member
 zài dà duō shù qíng kuàng xià in most instances
  environmental level
  atmospheric movements
  culturally appropriate
  under oath
  home-based worker
线 zài xiàn zhì yuàn fù wù jiǎng Online Volunteering Award
  supervised independence
  Institute of In-service Teacher Training
  downward transport in the soil
  stand-off weapon
  Code of Conduct for Corporations operating in South Africa
 zài jiā kào fù mǔ , chū mén kào péng you one depends on one's parents when at home, and on one's friends when away from home (idiom)
 zài jiā kào fù mǔ , chū wài kào péng you one depends on one's parents when at home, and on one's friends when away from home (idiom)
 zài jiā qiān rì hǎo , chū mén yī shí nán lit. at home, one can spend a thousand days in comfort, but spending a day away from home can be challenging (idiom) / fig. there's no place like home
  funds received under inter-organizational arrangements
  Protocol Concerning the Redeployment in Hebron
  buyer in the ordinary course of business
  Agreement on the gradual abolition of checks at the common borders / Schengen Agreement
使  Principles Relevant to the Use of Nuclear Power Sources in Outer Space
  country-level orientation
  International protection and observation mission for the restoration of confidence in Burundi
  Working Group on Protecting Human Rights While Countering Terrorism
  Procedure for the establishment of a firm and lasting peace in Central America / Esquipulas II Agreement
  Planetary guarantees for territorial integrity and sovereignty
  Behaviour of spent fuel assemblies during extended storage
 zài tiān yuàn zuò bǐ yì niǎo , zài dì yuàn zuò lián lǐ zhī In the sky to be two birds flying wing to wing, on earth to be two trees with branches intertwined / wishing for conjugal bliss
  Protocol Concerning Co-operation in Combating Pollution in Cases of Emergency
  Convention concerning the Application of International Labour Standards to Non-Metropolitan Territories
  Conference on Ageing Population in the Context of Urbanization
  Guidelines on Fair Treatment of Seafarers in the Event of a Maritime Accident
  Seminar on the Realization of Economic and Social Rights with Reference to Developing Countries
  Memorandum on the maintenance of peace and stability in the Commonwealth of Independent States
 xiàn zài now / at present / at the moment / modern / current / nowadays
 zhèng zài just at (that time) / right in (that place) / right in the middle of (doing sth)
 cún zài to exist / to be / existence
 shí zài really / actually / indeed / true / real / honest / dependable / (philosophy) reality
 fàng zài place
 suǒ zài place / location / whereabouts / domicile / to be located / to belong to (organization etc)
 bù zài not to be present / to be out / (euphemism) to pass away / to be deceased
 zǎo zài as early as
 zǒu zài walking (on sth)
 qián zài hidden / potential / latent
 nèi zài inner / internal / intrinsic / innate
 hǎo zài luckily / fortunately
 chǔ zài to be situated at / to find oneself at
 zì zai free / unrestrained / comfortable / at ease
 zhǐ zài to have as its purpose / to be intended to / to aim to (do sth)
 shè zài located at / set up in a particular location
 hé zài where? / what place?
 wài zài external / extrinsic
 tóng zài to be with
 kàn zài (in the expression 看在 / ... 的份上|看在 / ... 的分上) for the sake of ... / considering ...
 xián zai at leisure
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 suǒ zài dì location / site
 bù zài hu not to care
 bù zài yì to pay no attention to / not to mind
 bù zì zai uneasiness / feel uncomfortable
 bù zài le to be dead / to have passed away
 zhù zài guó receiving State
 dào xiàn zài up until now / to date
 nèi zài de inner / internal
 Wén Zài yín Moon Jae-in (1953-), Korean politician and human rights lawyer, president of Korea from 2017
 xiàn zài shì present tense
 zì yóu zì zài free and easy (idiom) / carefree / leisurely
 fàng zài xīn shàng to care about / to take seriously / to take to heart
 fàng zài yǎn lǐ to pay attention to / to care about / to attach importance to
 xīn bù zài yān absent-minded / preoccupied / inattentive / with one's thoughts wandering
 gāo gāo zài shàng set up on high (idiom) / not in touch with reality / aloof and remote
 jù zài yī qǐ to get together
 jìn zài zhǐ chǐ to be almost within reach / to be close at hand
 pò zài méi jié pressing in on one's eyelashes (idiom) / imminent
 shì zài bì xíng circumstances require action (idiom) / absolutely necessary / imperative
 bù zài huà xià to be nothing difficult / to be a cinch
 mǎn bù zài hu not in the least concerned (idiom) / reckless / couldn't give a damn about it / unperturbed / couldn't care less / harum scarum
 lì lì zài mù vivid in one's mind (idiom)
 wú suǒ bù zài omnipresent
 dà yǒu rén zài there are plenty of such people
 guà zài zuǐ biān to keep saying (sth) over and over
 méng zài gǔ lǐ lit. kept inside a drum (idiom) / fig. completely in the dark
 wēi zài dàn xī in imminent peril (idiom) / on the brink of crisis
 chéng zhú zài xiōng see 胸有成竹[xiong1 you3 cheng2 zhu2]
 qián zài wēi xié potential threat / potential menace
 mìng zài dàn xī to be at death's door (idiom)
 máng cì zài bèi feeling brambles and thorns in one's back (idiom) / uneasy and nervous / to be on pins and needles
 yǒu yuē zài xiān to have a prior engagement
 ān xián zì zai leisurely and free (idiom) / carefree and at ease
 dà quán zài wò to be in a position of power
 gǔ gěng zài hóu fish bone stuck in one's throat (idiom) / fig. to feel obliged to speak out candidly / sth on one's mind
怀 huái hèn zài xīn to harbor hard feelings
 lè zài qí zhōng to take pleasure in sth (idiom)
 niàn zī zài zī see 念念不忘[nian4 nian4 bu4 wang4]
 rú gěng zài hóu lit. as if having a fish bone stuck in one's throat (idiom) / fig. very upset and needing to express one's displeasure
 shì zài rén wéi the matter depends on the individual (idiom) / it is a matter for your own effort / With effort, one can achieve anything.
 xiāo yáo zì zai free and at leisure (idiom) / unfettered / outside the reach of the law (of criminal) / at large
 yán yóu zài ěr words still ringing in one's ears (idiom)
 zhì zài sì fāng to aspire to travel far and make one's mark (idiom)
 zhū yù zài cè gems at the side (idiom) / flanked by genius
  existence value
  Joint Presence
 bìng bù zài hu really does not care
 bù zài zhuàng tài to be out of form / not to be oneself
怀 chuāi zài huái lǐ to tuck into one's bosom / also written 搋在懷裡|搋在怀里
怀 chuāi zài huái lǐ to tuck into one's bosom / also written 揣在懷裡|揣在怀里
 cún zài zhǔ yì existentialism
 guà zai zuǐ shang to pay lip service to / to keep mentioning (without doing anything) / to blather on about sth
 jìn zài yǎn qián right under one's nose / right in front of one's eyes / close at hand / imminent
 jì zài xīn li to keep in mind / to store in one's heart / to remember perfectly
 jūn shì cún zài footprint (military)
 jū xīn hé zài What's (he) up to? / What's the motive behind all this?
 kàn zài yǎn li to observe / to take it all in
 kùn nán zài yú the problem is...
 lǎo shén zài zài calm / unperturbed / (Taiwanese, POJ pr. [lāu-sîn-tsāi-tsāi])
线 Měi guó Zài xiàn America Online (AOL)
 méng zài gǔ lǐ variant of 蒙在鼓裡|蒙在鼓里[meng2 zai4 gu3 li3]
 nèi zài chāo yuè inner transcendence (perfection through one's own inner moral cultivation, as in Confucianism, for example)
 nèi zài jǐ hé intrinsic geometry
 nèi zài zuò biāo intrinsic coordinates (geometry)
 qián zài méi jiè potential vector
 shāng yè cún zài commercial presence
 shèng lì zài wàng victory is in sight
 shì zài bì dé to be determined to win (idiom)
 wài zài chāo yuè outer transcendence (perfection through the agency of God)
 wú chù bù zài to be everywhere
 xiàn zài fēn cí present participle (in English grammar)
 yì zhī suǒ zài justice is to be found everywhere (idiom)
 zhǎo bù zì zai to ask for trouble / to bring misfortune on oneself
 zhì bù zài cǐ to have one's ambitions elsewhere (idiom)
 zhí dào xiàn zài even now / until now / right up to the present
 zhì zhū zài wò lit. to hold the pearl of wisdom (idiom) / fig. to be endowed with extraordinary intelligence
 zì yóu zì zai free and easy (idiom) / carefree / leisurely
 zuǒ quàn zài wò to be assured of success (idiom)
  potential catch
  still in progress
 bāo zài wǒ shēn shang leave it to me (idiom) / I'll take care of it
 duō céng miàn cún zài multidimensional presence
 liú wáng zài hǎi wài to be in exile overseas
 miào zài bù yán zhōng the charm lies in what is left unsaid (idiom)
 nèi zài jǐ hé xué intrinsic geometry
 qián zài wēi xiǎn dù latent hazard
 yǒu rén zài xiǎng nǐ Bless you! (after a sneeze)
 shēng mìng zài yú yùn dòng life is motion (popular saying with many possible interpretations) / Physical effort is vital for our bodies to function (Aristotle). / Life derives from physical exercise.
 chéng bài zài cǐ yī jǔ win or lose, it all ends here / this is the moment to shine
  All In My Back-Yard
  dependency
 biàn zài yuǎn yáng gǎn jùn Pelagibacter
 guó jì ān quán cún zài international security presence
 guó jì jūn shì cún zài International Military Presence
 hǎo xì hái zài hòu tou the best part of the show is yet to come / (with ironic tone) the worst is yet to come / you ain't seen nothin' yet
 lì shǐ zǒng zài chóng yǎn History repeats itself.
 máo chū zài yáng shēn shàng lit. wool comes from the sheep's back (idiom) / One gets the benefit, but the price has been paid. / Nothing comes for free.
 nèi zài shēng wù zhàng ài built-in biological barrier
访 zhèng zài zhōng guó fǎng wèn during a trip to China
 shēn zài Cáo yíng xīn zài Hàn live in Cao camp but have the heart in Han camp (idiom.) / to be somewhere while longing to be somewhere else
 yáng máo chū zài yáng shēn shàng lit. wool comes from the sheep's back (idiom) / One gets the benefit, but the price has been paid. / Nothing comes for free.
 yī nián zhī jì zài yú chūn the whole year must be planned for in the spring (idiom) / early planning is the key to success
 zuì wēng zhī yì bù zài jiǔ wine-lover's heart is not in the cup (idiom) / a drinker not really interested in alcohol / having an ulterior motive / to have other things in mind / with an ax to grind / accomplishing something besides what one set out to do
  Joint Presence Office
  UN In Action
  Namibia in Struggle
  chemical residence time
  actual criminality
 bǎ xīn fàng zài dù zi lǐ (coll.) to be completely at ease
 dú zài yì xiāng wéi yì kè a stranger in a strange land (from a poem by Wang Wei 王維|王维[Wang2 Wei2])
 shēn zài fú zhōng bù zhī fú to live in plenty without appreciating it (idiom) / not to know when one is well off
 wú xiàn fēng guāng zài xiǎn fēng The boundless vista is at the perilous peak (proverb) / fig. exhilaration follows a hard-won victory
 xiān huā chā zài niú fèn shàng lit. a bunch of flowers poked into a pile of manure / fig. a terrible shame (as when a lovely woman marries an odious man)
 xiàn zài shì guò qu yào shi Today is the key to the past.
 yī rì zhī jì zài yú chén make your day's plan early in the morning (idiom) / early morning is the golden time of the day
 bù zài qí wèi bù mòu qí zhèng don't meddle in affairs that are not part of your position (Confucius)
  AIDS Watch Africa
线  Columbia International Affairs Online
  The UN Works
  human resources incumbency performance
  sustainability of Earth
 bāo zi yǒu ròu bù zài zhě shàng a book is not judged by its cover (idiom)
线 huán jìng wén xiàn zài xiàn jiǎn suǒ Online Access to Research in the Environment
 lǎo jì fú lì zhì zài qiān lǐ (lit.) an old steed in the stable still aspires to gallop 1000 li / (fig.) old people may still cherish high aspirations
 Tài yáng Zhào Zài Sāng gān Hé Shàng The Sun Shines over the Sanggan River, proletarian novel by Ding Ling, winner of 1951 Stalin prize
线 wǎng yuán zài xiàn zhì yuàn fù wù NetAid Online Volunteering
  World Heritage Sites
  advance recoverable locally / account receivable locally
  internal crop marketing
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