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 子. 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 木 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.