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)

Different tone

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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

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
Thu 22nd Dec 2016

Smog forcing city re-design

As a considerable proportion of China is swathed in toxic smog planners are considering how to combat the problem. One proposed solution is to move people and businesses away from the suburbs of Beijing into outlying districts. The move would give people shorter commutes and lower the density of people in polluted areas. In the last 18 years energy consumption has doubled and the number of cars tripled (Oh for the Halcyon days of bicycles)! The long term plan is for Beijing's population to be capped at 23 million.


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