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Family / Home

China jiā
Japan ei / uchi / ke
Family / Home

家 / 傢 is the single-character that means family in Chinese and Japanese.

It can also mean home or household depending on context.

Hanging this on your wall suggests that you put "family first."

Pronunciation varies in Japanese depending on context. When pronounced "uchi" in Japanese, it means home but when pronounced "ke," it means family.


傢Note that there is an alternate form of this character. It has an additional radical on the left side but no difference in meaning or pronunciation. The version shown above is the most universal, and is also ancient/traditional. The image shown to the right is only for reference.

Any success can not compensate
for failure in the home

China suǒ yǒu de chéng gōng dōu
wú fǎ bǔ cháng jiā tíng de shī bài
Any success can not compensate / for failure in the home

This Chinese proverb could also be translated in English as "No success can compensate for failure in the home."

Also, the word for "home" can be exchanged with "family."


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
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Mandarin jiā / jia1
Taiwan chia
Japanese ke / け    ka / か    uchi(p);chi / うち(P);ち    ie / いえ
Chinese 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]; surname Jia
Japanese (suffix) house (e.g. of Tokugawa); family; (suffix) (See 政治家) -ist (used after a noun indicating someone's occupation, pursuits, disposition, etc.); -er; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) (kana only) house; home (one's own); (pn,adj-no) (2) (kana only) (See 内・うち・4) (one's) family; (one's) household; (1) house; residence; dwelling; (2) family; household; (3) lineage; family name; (surname) Karyuu; (personal name) Osuo; (personal name) Oshio; (place-name) Uchi; (surname) Ietoku; (personal name) Ietsugu; (surname) Ie
Family; home; school, sect; genus; house
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家庭

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Mandarin jiā tíng / jia1 ting2
Taiwan chia t`ing / chia ting
Japanese katei / kate / かてい
Chinese family; household; CL:戶|户[hu4],個|个[ge4]
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) home; family; household
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition
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Family / Household

惣領

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Japanese souryou / soryo / そうりょう Japanese (1) eldest child; oldest child; first-born child; (2) child who carries on the family name; (3) (archaism) pre-ritsuryo official established in key provinces, responsible for administration of his home and surrounding provinces; (4) (archaism) head of a warrior clan (Kamakura period); (place-name, surname) Souryou
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First Born

釋迦牟尼


释迦牟尼

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Mandarin shì jiā móu ní / shi4 jia1 mou2 ni2
Taiwan shih chia mou ni
Japanese Shakamuni
Chinese Siddhartha Gautama (563-485 BC), the historical Buddha and founder of Buddhism; Sakyamuni Buddha (Sanskrit: sage of the Sakya)
釋迦文 (釋迦文尼); 釋伽文 Śākyamuni, the saint of the Śākya tribe. muni is saint, holy man, sage, ascetic monk; it is: intp. as 仁 benevolent, charitable, kind, also as 寂默 one who dwells in seclusion. After '500 or 550' previous incarnations, Śākyamuni finally attained to the state of Bodhisattva, was born in the Tuṣita heaven, and descended as a white elephant, through her right side, into the womb of the immaculate Māyā, the purest woman on earth; this was on the 8th day of the 4th month; next year on the 8th day of the 2nd month he was born from her right side painlessly as she stood under a tree in the Lumbinī garden. For the subsequent miraculous events v. Eitel. also the 神通遊戲經 (Lalitavistara), the 釋迦如來成道記, etc. Simpler statements say that he was born the son of Śuddhodana, of the kṣatriya caste, ruler of Kapilavastu, and Māyā his wife; that Māyā died seven days later, leaving him to be brought up by her sister Prājapati; that in due course he was married to Yaśodharā who bore him a son, Rāhula; that in search of truth he left home, became an ascetic, severely disciplined himself, and finally at 35 years of age, under a tree, realized that the way of release from the chain of rebirth and death lay not in asceticism but in moral purity; this he explained first in his four dogmas, v. 四諦 and eightfold noble way 八正道, later amplified and developed in many sermons. He founded his community on the basis of poverty, chastity, and insight or meditation, ad it became known as Buddhism, as he became known as Buddha, the enlightened. His death was probably in or near 487 B.C., a few years before that of Confucius in 479. The sacerdotal name of his family is Gautama, said to be the original name of the whole clan, Śākya being that of his branch, v. 瞿, 喬.; his personal name was Siddhārtha, or Sarvārthasiddha, v. 悉.
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Mandarin fáng / fang2
Taiwan fang
Japanese bou / bo / ぼう
Chinese house; room; CL:間|间[jian1]; branch of an extended family; classifier for family members (or concubines); surname Fang
Japanese (1) chamber; room; (2) (See 坊・1,坊・2) home of a monk; monk; (3) {astron} (See 二十八宿,蒼竜・そうりょう・3) Chinese "room" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (surname) Bou; (personal name) Fusamasa; (personal name) Fusaji; (surname) Fusazaki; (personal name) Fusakatsu; (surname, female given name) Fusa; (surname) Pan; (personal name) Suewaka; (personal name) Sueyoshi; (personal name) Suemori; (personal name) Sueharu; (personal name) Suetsugu; (personal name) Suetsugi; (personal name) Sueji
House, room. The rooms for monks and nuns in a monastery or nunnery; monk's quarters

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お宅

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Japanese otaku / おたく Japanese (1) (honorific or respectful language) your house; your home; your family; (2) (honorific or respectful language) your husband; (3) (honorific or respectful language) your organization; (pn,adj-no) (4) (honorific or respectful language) you (referring to someone of equal status with whom one is not especially close)

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一家

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Mandarin yī jiā / yi1 jia1
Taiwan i chia
Japanese ikka(p);ikke / いっか(P);いっけ
Chinese the whole family; the same family; the family ... (when preceded by a family name); group
Japanese a house; a home; a family; a household; one's family; one's folks; a style; (surname) Hitotsuya; (given name) Kazuya; (personal name) Kazuie; (surname) Itsuka; (surname) Ikka
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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世帯

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Japanese setai / せたい    shotai / しょたい Japanese household; home; family; housekeeping

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八覺


八觉

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Mandarin bā jué / ba1 jue2
Taiwan pa chüeh
Japanese hachikaku
The eight (wrong) perceptions or thoughts, i.e. desire; hate; vexation (with others); 親里 home-sickness; patriotism (or thoughts of the country's welfare); dislike of death; ambition for one's clan or family; slighting or being rude to others. 華嚴經 13; eight awarenesses

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家主

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Mandarin jiā zhǔ / jia1 zhu3
Taiwan chia chu
Japanese yanushi(p);ienushi;iearuji(ok) / やぬし(P);いえぬし;いえあるじ(ok)
Japanese (1) (やぬし, いえぬし only) landlord; landlady; (2) house owner; home owner; head of the household
kulapati, the head of a family; head of the household

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家内

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Japanese kanai(p);yauchi(ok) / かない(P);やうち(ok) Japanese (1) (かない only) (humble language) (my) wife; (2) inside the home; one's family; (surname) Yanai; (place-name) Kenai; (surname) Kanai

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家用

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Mandarin jiā yòng / jia1 yong4
Taiwan chia yung
Japanese kayou / kayo / かよう
Chinese home-use; domestic; family expenses; housekeeping money
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) domestic uses

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家訓


家训

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Mandarin jiā xùn / jia1 xun4
Taiwan chia hsün
Japanese kakun;kakin / かくん;かきん
Chinese instructions to one's children; family precepts
Japanese family precepts; family motto; rule of the home
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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家風


家风

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Mandarin jiā fēng / jia1 feng1
Taiwan chia feng
Japanese kafuu;iekaze / kafu;iekaze / かふう;いえかぜ
Japanese (1) family tradition; (2) (いえかぜ only) (archaism) wind blowing from the direction of one's home
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居士

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Mandarin jū shì / ju1 shi4
Taiwan chü shih
Japanese koji / こじ
Japanese (1) {Buddh} (See 大姉・だいし) grhapati (layman; sometimes used as a posthumous suffix); (2) private-sector scholar
倶欏鉢底; 迦羅越 kulapati. A chief, head of a family; squire, landlord. A householder who practises Buddhism at home without becoming a monk. The female counterpart is 女居士. The 居士傳 is a compilation giving the biography of many devout Buddhists.

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屋企

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Mandarin wū qǐ / wu1 qi3
Taiwan wu ch`i / wu chi
Chinese home; family (Cantonese); Mandarin equivalent: 家[jia1]

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山外

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Mandarin shān wài / shan1 wai4
Taiwan shan wai
Japanese sangai / さんがい
Japanese {Buddh} (See 山家・さんげ) Off-Mountain School (of Song-period Tiantai Buddhism); (surname) Yamasoto
A branch of the Tiantai School founded by 晤恩 Wu En (d. A. D. 986) giving the 'shallower' interpretation of the teaching of this sect; called Shan-wai because it was developed in temples away from the Tiantai mountain. The 'Profounder' sect was developed at Tien-tai and is known as 山家宗 'the sect of the mountain family ' or home sect; Off Mountain

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庭訓


庭训

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Mandarin tíng xùn / ting2 xun4
Taiwan t`ing hsün / ting hsün
Japanese teikin / tekin / ていきん
Chinese tuition within family; education from father
Japanese (archaism) home education

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御宅

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Japanese otaku / おたく Japanese (1) (honorific or respectful language) your house; your home; your family; (2) (honorific or respectful language) your husband; (3) (honorific or respectful language) your organization; (pn,adj-no) (4) (honorific or respectful language) you (referring to someone of equal status with whom one is not especially close)

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我家

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Japanese wagie;waie;wagae / わぎえ;わいえ;わがえ Japanese (archaism) (See 我が家) one's house; one's home; one's family

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所帯

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Japanese shotai / しょたい Japanese household; home; family; housekeeping

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探親


探亲

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Mandarin tàn qīn / tan4 qin1
Taiwan t`an ch`in / tan chin
Chinese to go home to visit one's family

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町家

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Japanese machiya / まちや Japanese (1) townhouse (i.e. house in the middle of a town); traditional townhouse; (2) tradesman's house (esp. a home with a shop in front); merchant's house; merchant's family; (surname) Machiya

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町屋

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Japanese machiya / まちや Japanese (1) townhouse (i.e. house in the middle of a town); traditional townhouse; (2) tradesman's house (esp. a home with a shop in front); merchant's house; merchant's family; (place-name, surname) Machiya

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總領

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Japanese souryou / soryo / そうりょう Japanese (out-dated kanji) (1) eldest child; oldest child; first-born child; (2) child who carries on the family name; (3) (archaism) pre-ritsuryo official established in key provinces, responsible for administration of his home and surrounding provinces; (4) (archaism) head of a warrior clan (Kamakura period)

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閨門

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Japanese keimon / kemon / けいもん Japanese (1) bedroom entrance; bedroom; (2) (See 家庭) home; family life; household; conjugal relationship

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わが家

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Japanese wagaya / わがや    wagaie / わがいえ Japanese (exp,n) one's house; one's home; one's family

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一戸建

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Japanese ikkodate / いっこだて Japanese (irregular okurigana usage) detached house; stand-alone house; single-family home

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出家人

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Mandarin chū / chu1
Taiwan ch`u / chu
Chinese monk; nun (Buddhist or Daoist)
One who has left home and become a monk or nun. Two kinds are named: (1) 身出家 one who physically leaves home, and (2) 心出家 one who does so in spirit and conduct. A further division of four is: (1 ) one who physically leaves home, but in spirit remains with wife and family; (2) one who physically remains at home but whose spirit goes forth; (3) one who leaves home, body and spirit; and (4) one who, body and mind, refuses to leave home.

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家庭用

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Japanese kateiyou / kateyo / かていよう Japanese for home (vs business) use; residential use; family use

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Family
Home
家 / 傢
ei / uchi / kejiā / jia1 / jiachia
Any success can not compensate
for failure in the home
所有的成功都無法補償家庭的失敗
所有的成功都无法补偿家庭的失败
suǒ yǒu de chéng gōng dōu wú fǎ bǔ cháng jiā tíng de shī bài
suo3 you3 de cheng2 gong1 dou1 wu2 fa3 bu3 chang2 jia1 ting2 de shi1 bai4
suo you de cheng gong dou wu fa bu chang jia ting de shi bai
so yu te ch`eng kung tou wu fa pu ch`ang chia t`ing te shih pai
so yu te cheng kung tou wu fa pu chang chia ting te shih pai
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.



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