jiā house; family

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


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


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


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
Yangzi River

Yangzi River


The mighty Yangzi River is the longest in China and third longest in the world. It has carried huge quantities of people and goods over the centuries. Many great cities lie close to its banks: Chongqing, Wuhan, Nanjing and Shanghai.
Jade - China's precious gemstone

Jade - China's precious gemstone


Jade is highly valued in China, and much of Asia, above gold and diamonds. The gemstone that is harder than steel can be carved into exquisite shapes.
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