Chinese name: 谢谢

Pinyin: xiè xiè

English name: Thanks

Characters: The character 谢 consists of a radical 讠(speech, pinyin: yán) and two components 身 (body, pinyin: shēn) and 寸 (inch, pinyin: cùn). Originally 谢 means old official resigns from the government and they show their gratitude to emperor’s permission. Now 谢 means:retire, refuse, depart, wither and the most commonly used meaning “thanks”.