Posted by Grace Feng on March 7, 2012
“挨”means “being adjacent”, “家” and “户” both means “home”, “house”. Literally, we can translate “挨家挨户 (āi jiā āi hù)” as “one house after another”, which as a matter of fact is equivalent as “door to door”.
When you use expression “挨家挨户 (āi jiā āi hù)” in Chinese in your own sentence, you can choose any pattern of the following to mean the same thing:
tā āijiā’āihù qù mài bǎoxiǎn.
tā qù āijiā’āihù mài bǎoxiǎn.
tā āijiā’āihù dì mài bǎoxiǎn.
All of the above have the same meaning: He went to sell insurance door to door. This expression can be used both in written and spoken Chinese.
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