Whether in Eastern or Western culture, family has always been a very important part in
everyone’s heart. So, our word of the week is 家(jiā), meaning ‘home, family’
家 is pronounced jiā.
The character 家 (jiā) was first seen in Oracle bone script in Shang Dynasty, Its meaning is home or family.
The top portion of the character for “home” is 宀, which represents a roof. The bottom part is 豕 (shǐ), an old character for “pig” or “swine.” How did “a pig under a roof” come to mean “home”? In the old days, those who were able to raise pigs were considered well-off, because they had ample food to eat. Thus, the character 家 (jiā) represents the aspiration of a well-fed household.
四海为家 （sì hǎi wéi jiā ）
Literally: make a home wherever you are. Meaning: to talk about those who, because of lofty ideals, can settle anywhere they are needed.
冤家路窄 （yuān jiā lù zhǎi）
Literally: enemies on a narrow road. Meaning: an inevitable clash between opposing factions.
家家户户（jiā jiā hù hù）
Literally: each and every family. Meaning: every household