Chinese name: 你好

Pinyin: nǐ hǎo

English name: Hello

Characters: The first character 你 consists of a person radical   and 尔 (meaning, you, pinyin: ěr. ) Originally this character looked like three arrows pointing towards the same target. Now it is simply used as a second person pronoun you.

The second character 好 consists of a woman radical   and 子 (meaning: child, pinyin: zǐ). It depicts a mother cuddling her child. Now the character means good.

literal translation of  你好 in English is you good.