家里

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Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad. or

(At least one of the forms in the hanzi box is uncreated. Detected: "家裏".)

Etymology[edit]

jiā ("family; home") + ("inside")

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

家里

  1. home, family
    家里
    His family is very rich.
    家里不止
    There is more than one person inside the house.
  2. (figuratively) one's own group, one's own system
    问题我们自己家里比如现在有些干部争名夺利唯利是图。” from Mao Zedong 《在省市自治区党委书记会议上的讲话》.
    One type of problem originated from inside our (system). For example, some cadre members strive for fame and wealth, seek nothing but profit.
  3. (dated or regional) wife (humble, about own wife)
    “于得水:‘冤仇无干如何缠扰家里。’” from the Ming Dynasty-era short story collection Slap the Table in Amazement (初刻拍案惊奇, Chu Ke Pai An Jing Qi) by Ling Mengchu, vol. 14.
    Yu Deshui said, "I am essentially unrelated to this enmity (associated with being wronged), why is my wife embroiled?"

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References[edit]

  • "家裡" (in Mandarin/English), Lin Yutang Chinese-English Dictionary. URL accessed on 2011-01-21.