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. Also a measure word for things with a group of people including businesses and hotels
Number of strokes: 10

Related characters


Also uses mián component: ān (peace) bǎo (jewel) dìng (to set) fù (rich) gōng (palace) guān (official) hán (cold) kè (customer) nìng (better) róng (to hold) shì (room) shí (real) song (Song) tā (it) xué (cave) yí (proper) yuàn (courtyard) zāi (disaster) zì (letter)
Also uses shǐ component: měng (Mongol)

Different tone

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 家
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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 An empty house with just bare walls. To be very poor. There is a story from the Han dynasty of two rivals for the hand of a young lady. One was rich and the other was very poor, but due to the skill of the poor man on the qin (type of lute) the lady chose the poor man to the astonishment of the rich man
丧家之狗 sàng jiā zhī gǒu Fleeing in fear and panic due to unexpected visitor or situation
家喻户晓 jiā yù hù xiǎo A person or fact known to everybody. Something or somebody well known

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