The best way to learn how to write and speak Mandarin - including correct pronunciation, Pinyin, example sentence, stroke order and English meanings

The Chinese word jia - 家 - jiā
(family in Chinese)

 ‹    Previous word:   jìzhĕ  
  Next word:  jiā    › 

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


Listen to pronunciation
(Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)

You're listening to the natural voice of a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese.

English translations

family, home, quantifier (for groups and companies), specialist"Why are some translations grayed out?"
Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 家 ( jiā ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
This dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly.

Chinese characters  ( jia / jiā ) with pronunciation (English translation: family )
The traditional Chinese characters of jiā are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 家 ( jia / jiā ) Writing in Pinyin
Before using this Pinyin example sentence, consider that Chinese characters should always be your first choice in written communication.
If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Wo ai wo jia.
Wŏ ài wŏ jiā.
 – English translation: I love my family.

Character complexity
the more strokes, the harder it is to write and memorize this character the more strokes, the harder it is to write and memorize this character the more strokes, the harder it is to write and memorize this character the more strokes, the harder it is to write and memorize this character the more strokes, the harder it is to write and memorize this character 

is composed of 10 strokes and therefore is of average complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

roof  |  pig
家 ( jia / jiā ) belongs to the 50 most common Chinese characters (rank 44)
Chinese example words containing the character 家 ( jia / jiā )
大家 ( dàjiā = everyone ), 翻译家 ( fānyìjiā = translator ), 国家 ( guójiā = country ), 画家 ( huàjiā = painter ), 家伙 ( jiāhuŏ = weapon ), 家具 ( jiājù = furniture ), 家庭 ( jiātíng = family ), 家庭影院 ( jiātíngyĭngyuàn = home theatre ), 家乡 ( jiāxiāng = hometown ), 科学家 ( kēxuéjiā = scientist ), 人家 ( rénjiā = other people ), 数学家 ( shùxuéjiā = mathematician ), 文学家 ( wénxuéjiā = writer ), 想家 ( xiăngjiā = homesick ), 音乐家 ( yīnyuèjiā = musician ), 艺术家 ( yìshùjiā = artist ), 政治家 ( zhèngzhìjiā = politician ), 智能家居 ( zhìnéngjiājū = smart home ), 专家 ( zhuānjiā = expert ), 作家 ( zuòjiā = author ), 作曲家 ( zuòqŭjiā = composer )
Other characters that are pronounced jiā in Chinese
More words that mean family in Chinese
jiātíng ( 家庭 ), ( 科 )

Report missing or erroneous translation of jia in English

Contact us! We always appreciate good suggestions and helpful criticism.

Hint: Try our innovative Chinese learning software. It will allow you to memorize the characters faster and more thoroughly than before.
Come here often? Use our new Short URL short URL

Look up another word:

All content is protected under German and international copyright laws. imprint and contact data | privacy policy | cookie settings  
Version 5.40 / Last updated: 2023-07-28