饭馆restaurant

Chinese name: 饭馆

Pinyin: fàn guǎn

English name: restaurant

Characters: The first character 饭 consists of a food radical  on the left and a phonetic component 反 (pinyin: fǎn; meaning: reversed) on the right.  It is an image of a hand climbing against gravity. 饭 means a meal or rice.

The second character 馆 also consists of a food radical  on the left but a phonetic component 官(pinyin: guān; meaning: official). It is an image of two official seals under a roof. 馆 means an indoor public place.

A literal translation of  饭馆 in English is meal indoor public place. 

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