Chinese name: 时候
Pinyin: shí hòu
English name: time
Characters: The first character 时 consists of a sun radical 日 and a component 寸 (meaning: inch, pinyin: cùn). Originally in oracle bones, this character was an image of a foot above a sun which meant the movement of the sun. Now it is simply means time.
The second character 候 originally looked like 侯. There was personal radical 亻 on the left and on the right hand side it was a cliff above an arrow. The character used to mean hunting on the mountain but now it simply means state.
A literal translation of 时候 in English is time state.