在 means 'exist'

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Strokes : 6    Frequency: 209   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 2    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: 18    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 127 words   Used in 291 words   Used in 459 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   to exist
Name    あり
⿱  𠂇 () ten  ⿰   stick   ground; earth  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 在 is used 23 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 在 is used 278 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
ザイ : 249 words FIND ALL
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
now; current; present; present time; as of
: 28 words FIND ALL
Godan verb with `ru' ending (irregular verb), intransitive verb
1. to be (usu. of inanimate objects); to exist; to live  (see also: 居る; often written with kana only)
2. to have  (often written with kana only)
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(read as あり) : 1 word FIND ALL
tenth month of the lunar calendar  (see also: 神無月; term used in Izumo Province; archaic)
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Henshall: 711 (originally: 684)  Joy o' Kanji : 684  Key to Kanji: 378 

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ザイ   あ to exist   
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ten   じゅう    じつ    と    とう    
ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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