医院hospital

Chinese name: 医院

Pinyin: yī yuàn

English name: hospital

Characters: The first character 医 consists of a basket radical  and a component 矢 (pinyin: shī; meaning: arrows) inside.  It is an image of a basket with arrows. 医 means medical or to cure.

The second character 院 consists of a terrain radical  on the left and a phonetic component 完 (pinyin: wán; meaning: complete) on the right. It is an image of a roof with precious underneath. 院 means courtyard or public places.

A literal translation of  医院 in English is medical public place. 

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