学校school

Chinese name: 学校

Pinyin: xué xiào

English name: school

Characters: The first character 学 consists of two parts. The upper part is an image of two hands with a roof in between. The bottom part is a baby radical . Originally in oracle bones the first character 学 looked like a roof with a child receiving hand-over-hand assistance from his teacher. Now it is simply means to learn.

The second character 校 consists of a wood radical   and a phonetic component 交(meaning: cross, pinyin: jiāo). Now the character means an educational institute.

A literal translation of  学校 in English is learn school. 

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