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jia

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It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.
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See also jiā, jiá, jiǎ, and jià

Mandarin

Pinyin

jia (form of jia0 or jia5)

  1. : good, auspicious; beautiful; delightful

Pinyin syllable

jia

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, jiā, jiá, jiǎ, or jià.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

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