家 jiā house; family
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Note A picture of a pig under a roof, from ancient days when livestock lived with the family
Number of strokes
Using 宀 mián
安 ān (peace) 它 tā (it) 宝 bǎo (jewel) 富 fù (rich) 寒 hán (cold) 实 shí (real) 灾 zāi (disaster) 字 zì (letter) 宫 gōng (palace) 宋 song (Song) 院 yuàn (courtyard) 宜 yí (proper) 客 kè (customer) 穴 xué (cave) 容 róng (to hold) 官 guān (official) 定 dìng (to set) Different tone
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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
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