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Meaning of 家

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(Trad.: 傢, 家)
Pinyin: jiā
English Definition: see 家伙 ; home; family; (polite) my (sister, uncle etc); classifier for families or businesses; refers to the philosophical schools of pre-Han China; noun suffix for a specialist in some activity, such as a musician or revolutionary, corresponding to English -ist, -er, -ary or -ian; Classifiers:
Chinese Definition:
①共同生活的眷属和他们所住的地方:家庭。家眷。家长(zhǎng)。家园。家谱。家塾。家乡。家风。家训。家规。家喻户晓。如数家珍。
②家庭所在的地方:回家。老家。安家。
③居住:“可以家焉”。
④对人称自己的尊长、亲属:家祖。家父。家翁。家母。家慈。
⑤家里养的,不是野生的:家畜。家禽。
⑥经营某种行业的人家或有某种身份的人家:酒家。农家。
⑦掌握某种专门学识或有丰富实践经验及从事某种专门活动的人:专家。行(háng)家。作家。科学家。
⑧学术流派:儒家。法家。道家。墨家。纵横家。诸子百家。
⑨量词,用于计算家庭或企业:一家人家。
⑩姓氏。

Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (roof) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • roof; house
    • pig, boar
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Example Words:
一家 [ jiā ]: the whole family; the same family; the family ... (when preceded by a family name); group
一家人 [ jiā rén ]: household; the whole family
人家 [ rén jiā ]: household; dwelling; family; sb else's house; household business; house of woman's husband-to-be; Classifiers:
家伙 [ jiā huo ]: household dish, implement or furniture; domestic animal; (coll.) guy; chap; weapon
家属 [ jiā shǔ ]: family member; (family) dependent
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