家 meaning and pronunciation

Simplified/traditional character

家 in English

jiā

  • 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
  • CL:個|个[ge4]

HSK levels

Components

  • (mián): roof
  • (chù): pig

Characters with the same pronunciation

  • : traditionally used as phonetic for ga; also pr. [ga1];
  • : beautiful; fine; good;
  • : to add; plus; (used after an adverb such as 不, 大, 稍 etc, and before a disyllabic verb, to indicate that the action of the verb is applied to sth or sb previously mentioned); to apply (restrictions etc) to (sb); to give (support, consideration etc) to (sth);
  • : excellent; auspicious;
  • : to press from either side; to place in between; to sandwich; to carry sth under armpit; wedged between; between; to intersperse; to mix; to mingle; clip; folder; Taiwan pr. [jia2];
  • : folder
  • : cangue (wooden collar like stocks used to restrain and punish criminals in China);
  • : (old) chopsticks; Taiwan pr. [jia2];
  • : soaked; to wet; to drench; Taiwan pr. [jia2];
  • : mythical ape; variant of 豭[jia1];
  • : gamma; jewelry;
  • : scab;
  • : whistle made of reed;
  • : flail (for threshing grain); old variant of 枷[jia1];
  • : phonetic character used in loanwords for the sound 'jia', although 夹 is more common;
  • : reed; Phragmites communis;
  • : Buddhist monk's robe;
  • : boar; male pig;
  • : to sit cross-legged;
  • : (phonetic sound for Buddhist terms);
  • : gallium (chemistry);
  • : buck; stag;

Sentences examples with 家

  • 我坐出租车回家。
    Wǒ zuò chūzūchē huí jiā.
  • 再见!我回家!
    Zàijiàn! Wǒ huí jiā!
  • 爸爸和妈妈都在家。
    Bàba hé māmā dōu zàijiā.
  • 我八点回家。
    Wǒ bā diǎn huí jiā.
  • 我妈妈不在家。
    Wǒ māmā bù zàijiā.

Words containing 家, by HSK level

HSK 1 vocabulary list

  • (jiā): home; family; classifier for families or businesses; refers to the philosophical schools of pre-Han China; noun suffix for specialists in some activity such as musician or revolutionary, corresponds to English -ist, -er, -ary or -ian; surname Jia; CL:个[ge4]

HSK 3 vocabulary list

HSK 4 vocabulary list

HSK 5 vocabulary list

HSK 6 vocabulary list