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, ざい
1. the country, countryside
2. outskirts, suburbs
3. presence, being in attendance
Prefix, before a place name
4. situated in, staying in, resident in
, げんざい
Adverbial noun, Temporal noun (jisoumeishi)
now, current, present, present time, as of
, そんざい
Takes suru, May take 'no'
existence, being
, たいざい
Takes suru
stay, sojourn
, ざいじゅう
Takes suru, Noun, used as a suffix
residing, living, dwelling
, ざいにち
Noun or verb acting prenominally, Takes suru
1. resident in Japan (of a foreigner), situated in Japan (e.g. of an embassy)
See 在日韓国人, See 在日朝鮮人, Abbreviation, Sensitive
2. Korean living in Japan
あり方, り方, 有り方, ありかた
1. the way something ought to be
2. the (current) state of things, how things are
, ふざい
May take 'no'
1. absence
Noun, used as a suffix, See 国民不在・こくみんふざい
2. disregard, indifference
, ざいこ
inventory, stock, stockpile
, たいざいちゅう
during a stay
, ざいたく
Takes suru, May take 'no'
being in, being at home
, ちゅうざい
Takes suru
1. residence, stay, (job) posting, being stationed (overseas, etc.)
See 駐在所・ちゅうざいしょ, Abbreviation
2. residential police box, residential police box officer
, せんざい
Takes suru, Antonym: 顕在
potentiality, dormancy, latency
, ざいがく
Takes suru
attending (school, college, etc.), being enrolled, being a student
, けんざい
in good health, alive and well, going strong
ある, 有る,
Godan verb, Intransitive, See 居る・いる・1, Usually in kana, usu. of inanimate objects
1. to be, to exist, to live
2. to have
3. to be located
4. to be equipped with
5. to happen, to come about
, ざいりゅう
Takes suru, May take 'no'
residing (esp. abroad), staying, living
, しょざい
Takes suru
whereabouts, place where one is, position, location
, ざいにん
Takes suru
being in office
, ざいせき
Takes suru
being enrolled (at a school), being registered, being a member (of a team, organization, etc.)
, ざいらい
May take 'no'
pre-existing, already there, conventional
, じざい
NA-adjective, May take 'no'
freely, at will
, ざいしょく
Takes suru, May take 'no'
being in office
, ざいきょう
Takes suru, May take 'no'
being in the capital (i.e. Tokyo, or formerly Kyoto)
, かいざい
Takes suru
existing (between), interposition, intervention, involvement
, しょざいち
location, address
, ざいがい
May take 'no'
overseas, abroad
, じつざい
Takes suru, May take 'no'
actual existence, real existence, existing in real life
, てんざい
Takes suru
being dotted with, being scattered
, ざいべい
Takes suru
being in the United States, staying in the United States, residing in the United States
, 有り米, 有米, ざいまい, ありまい
rice stocks
, こんざい
Takes suru
existing alongside (each other), mixture, intermingling
, けんざい
Takes suru, See 顕在化, Antonym: 潜在
being actual (as opposed to hidden or latent), being apparent, being obvious, being tangible, being revealed
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