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English Definitionone's wife and children
Simplified Script家眷
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄐㄧㄚ ㄐㄩㄢˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)gaa1gyun3
Word Decomposition
jiāhome; family; (polite) my (sister, uncle etc); measure word for families or businesses; refers to the philosophical schools of pre-Han China; noun suffix for a specialist in some activity, such as a musician or revolutionary, corresponding to English -ist, -er, -ary or -ian; (Chinese surname)
juànconcern; wife and children

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Words With Same Head Word    
家庭jiātíngfamily; household
家乡jiāxiānghometown; native place
家人jiārénhousehold; (one's) family
家属jiāshǔfamily member; (family) dependent
Words With Same Tail Word    
内眷nèijuànthe females in a family; womenfolk
女眷nǚjuànthe females in a family; womenfolk
携眷xiéjuànaccompanied by one's dependents; encumbered by wife and children
携家带眷xié jiā dài juànto take all one's family along (idiom); encumbered by a family; tied down by family obligations
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