家 jiā: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 1

家 (jiā) English Meaning

  • 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

Traditional Character:  

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • 個|个 (gè)

Sample Sentences

  • 你家有几口人?
    Nǐ jiā yǒu jǐ kǒu rén?
    How many people are in your family?
  • 我家有四个人。
    Wǒjiā yǒu sì gèrén.
    There are four people in my family.
  • 我家很远。
    Wǒjiā hěn yuǎn.
    My home is far away.
  • 你去我家。
    Nǐ qù wǒjiā.
    You are going to my home.
  • 我有一个家。
    Wǒ yǒu yīgè jiā.
    I have a home.
  • 他刚离开家。
    Tā gāng líkāi jiā.
    He has just left home.

Stroke Order & Character Components

家 (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(gè)

  •  (mián): roof
  •  (chù): pig
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