10 strokes
house, home, family, professional, expert, performer
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
133 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 家 【カ】 -ist, -er
  • 家屋 【カオク】 house, building
  • 研究家 【ケンキュウカ】 researcher, student (of)
  • 活動家 【カツドウカ】 activist
  • 家 【ケ】 house, family
  • 家来 【ケライ】 retainer, retinue, servant
  • 本家 【ホンケ】 head house (family), birthplace, originator
  • 公家 【クゲ】 court noble, nobility, kuge, Imperial Court

Kun reading compounds

  • 家 【いえ】 house, residence, dwelling, family, household, lineage, family name
  • 家主 【やぬし】 landlord, landlady, house owner, home owner, head of the household
  • 本家 【ほんけ】 head house (family), birthplace, originator
  • 小家 【こいえ】 small and simple home
  • 屋 【や】 shop, store, restaurant, someone who sells (something) or works as (something), someone with a (certain) personality trait, house, roof
  • 家内 【かない】 (my) wife, inside the home, one's family
  • 長屋 【ながや】 tenement house, row house
  • 本家 【ほんけ】 head house (family), birthplace, originator
  • 家 【うち】 one's house, one's home, one's family, one's household, house
  • 内 【うち】 inside, within, while (e.g. one is young), during, within (e.g. a day), in the course of, among, amongst, (out) of, between, in (secret, chaos, poverty, etc.), amidst, with (e.g. success), within oneself, one's feelings, inner thoughts, we, our company, our organization, one's home, one's family, my spouse, my husband, my wife, signed on behalf of (husband's name) by his wife, I, me, imperial palace grounds, emperor
  • お家 【おうち】 your home, your family, their home, their family, (my) home


Japanese names:
あり、 え、 く、 つか、 べ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jia1, gu1


  • casa
  • hogar
  • especialista


  • casa
  • lar


  • maison
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