家裡

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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]

家裡

  1. home, family
    家裡
    His family is very rich.
    家裡不止
    There is more than one person (living) in the household.
  2. (figuratively) one's own group, one's own system
    問題我們自己家裡比如現在有些幹部爭名奪利唯利是圖。” from Mao Zedong 《在省市自治區黨委書記會議上的講話》.
    One type of problem originated from within 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:‘冤仇無干如何纏擾家裡。’” from the Ming Dynasty-era short story collection Slap the Table in Amazement (初刻拍案驚奇, 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.