Meaning and pronunciation of 家

Simplified/traditional character



  • 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


  • (mián): roof
  • (chù): pig

Characters with the same pronunciation

  • : 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];

Sentences examples with 家

  • 我要坐出租车回家。
    Wǒ yào zuò chūzūchē huí jiā.
  • 再见!我回家!
    Zàijiàn! Wǒ huí jiā!
  • 我家有妈妈、爸爸、妹妹和我。
    Wǒjiā yǒu māmā, bàba, mèimei hé wǒ.
  • 欢迎你来我家。
    Huānyíng nǐ lái wǒjiā.
  • 从家到学校很远。
    Cóng jiā dào xuéxiào hěn yuǎn.

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