Today’s word of the day is 家 (jiā), a noun that means ‘home’. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 家 (jiā).
家庭 (jiātíng) Family
The first word is 家庭 (jiātíng) which is a noun that means family. A way of using it in a sentence is 家庭是社会的基本单位。(Jiātíng shì shèhuì de jīběn dānwèi.) The family is the basic unit of society.
家具 (jiājù) Furniture
Another word we can create with 家 (jiā) is 家具 (jiājù). This is a noun that means furniture. Let’s look at each character of this word, 家 means home, and 具 means tool. A way of using it in a sentence is 我需要买一些新的家具。(Wǒ xūyào mǎi yīxiē xīn de jiājù.) I need to buy some new furniture.
家乡 (jiāxiāng) Hometown
Finally, we can create the word 家乡 (jiāxiāng) which means ‘hometown’. A way of using it in a sentence is 我非常想念我的家乡。(Wǒ fēicháng xiǎngniàn wǒ de jiāxiāng.) I really miss my hometown.