Why Chinese say '大家好' & what 'da jia hao' means

This is a comment for Prasanna Ramaswamy 's post,  But I hope when you begin to learn Chinese, you can learn more about Chinese culture, which is very helpful to learn Chinese, especially helpfull to remeber Chinese characters, so I made ​​this post alone.

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http://studymorechinese.com/profiles/blogs/an-enlightening-dream

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I was very surprised at what you learn Chinese enthusiasm, if I had half your carefully to learn English, I think my English will be very good。 
i'm chinese, as you said, '大家好' means 'Hello everyone", But why we say '大家好', not '小家好‘ or any other words , it's very complex。
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‘大’: means big, In China, the 'big' means power, means a lot, means respect (right worship), for example, on the ancient, we called government officials as '大人', and now we call great strength artificial as '大力士'
'家‘:means home, Like all countries people, Chinese people believe that family is the closest person, So if we use '家‘ with other word together, means we told you: we have good relationship.
’好‘: means Good, As you see '好'='女' '子', In ancient times, Every chinese people hope have two child, one boy and one girl, So in chinese, one boy and one girl means Good, very good
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So, '大家好’ contains more details then "Hello Everyone", There are Chinese culture, it means: 
1、Hello Everyone 
2、This is the honorific
3、we are very close
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Chinese in every word, every font has a specific culture and philosophy of the Chinese way of doing things, I hope you like Chinese.

Question:
    感谢你!

    感=‘咸’ + ‘心’,'心' means our thanks is from the heart, who knows about '咸':)

Sorry for my poor english , 555.

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Comment by Damien on August 14, 2013 at 10:01am
别哭,你的英文会进步

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