they existed
Pasttheyconjugation ofexist.


An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to be real)
a. existir
The largest animal known to exist is the blue whale.El animal más grande conocido que existe es la ballena azul.
2. (to subsist)
a. subsistir
It is difficult for a single mother to exist on the minimum wage.Es difícil para una madre soltera subsistir con el salario mínimo.
b. sobrevivir
They existed on spaghetti, beans, and tuna when they were college students.Sobrevivieron a base de espagueti, frijoles y atún cuando eran estudiantes universitarios.
c. vivir
Ever since Sebastian became ill, he exists only on a liquid diet.Desde que enfermó Sebastián, vive solo a base de dieta de líquidos.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (be in existence)
a. existir
2. (survive)
a. sobrevivir
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exist [ɪɡˈzɪst]
intransitive verb
1 (live) vivir; (survive) subsistir
we cannot exist without water
I just existed from one visit to the next de una visita a la otra me limitaba a sobrevivir
to exist on very little money vivir or subsistir con muy poco dinero
you can't exist on packet soup! no puedes vivir solo a base de sopa de sobre
we can't exist on an income of just £90 per week
2 (occur, be in existence) existir
everything that exists can life exist on Mars?
it only exists in her imagination solo existe en su imaginación
there exists a large number of people who ...
there exists a possibility that or the possibility exists that she is still alive existe la posibilidad de que siga con vida; I want to live, not just exist quiero vivir, no simplemente existir
to cease to exist dejar de existir
to continue to exist [+situation, conditions, doubt] persistir; [+institution, person] (after death) seguir existiendo
the understanding which exists between the two countries does God exist?
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