jiā house; family

Made up of [ mián roof radical 40, shǐ pig; swine radical 152]

Note

A picture of a pig under a roof, from ancient days when livestock lived with the family
Number of strokes 10

Related characters


Using mián : ān (peace) tā (it) bǎo (jewel) fù (rich) hán (cold) shí (real) zāi (disaster) zì (letter) gōng (palace) song (Song) yuàn (courtyard) yí (proper) kè (customer) xué (cave) róng (to hold) guān (official) dìng (to set)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 家
Stroke order for character 家, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Cities

张家口 Zhangjiakou, Hebei
石家庄 Shijiazhuang, Hebei
张家港 Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu
张家界 Zhangjiajie, Hunan

Proverbs

白手起家 bái shǒu qǐ jiā To build up something from nothing
家丑不可外扬 jiā chǒu bù kě wài yáng Keep family problems within the family
家家户户 jiā jiā hù hù The whole community
家徒四壁 jiā tú sì bì To be very poor
Tue 10th Apr

World's longest sea bridge in peril?

Concerns have been expressed about the stability of the sea bridge from Macau to Hong Kong that is planned to open (belatedly) later this year. An artificial island has been created where the traffic will go under the busy Pearl River shipping lanes in a tunnel. Summer storms have ripped up some of the island's outer defenses. Experts say the damage is superficial and the integrity of the island is not under threat.

When opened it will be the longest sea bridge in the world, dramatically cutting the time to travel from either side of the immensely busy Pearl River estuary.

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