yǎng jiā

Chinese dictionary
Show pinyin

  • v.raise a family; sustain a family

    • tā lián zì jǐ dōu yǎng bù huó gèng bù yào shuō yǎng jiā le


      He is not able to keep himself, much less a family.

    • wǒ méi qián yǎng jiā


      I don’t have the means to support a family.

Word usage

  • "养" and "家" can be combined as one word, or be used separately with other elements inserted.
    • I can’t support my family on my own.

    • 容易!

      It’s not easy for him to support his family all by himself!

    • 什么时候?

      When did you raise your family?