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Chinese Symbols for Family
Family and relationship is very important in Chinese culture.

The symbol for family and home is 家 and depicts a pig under a roof.

Pinyin: jia

Zhuyin: ㄐㄧㄚ

Cangjie: jmso/十一尸人

Pigs were kept around houses of Chinese Country men and even inside them (the houses not the countrymen). It's suggested that pigs (and dogs) were used to keep the streets clean.

In Chinese there is a special name for older brothers and sisters and younger brothers and sisters as well as for relatives on the fathers side and for the mothers side. And so simply by listening to how family members address each other it is possible to ascertain relationships.

The general term for brothers and sisters is

兄弟姐妹.
Pinyin: xiong di mei jie

Zhuyin:

Cangjie:

Older brother is

歌歌

while younger brother is

弟弟。
Younger sister is

妹妹

and older sister is

姐姐。

Father and mother is

父母.
Father is

父親 and mother is

母親.
Daddy is

爸爸

and mother (or mum) is

媽媽。