English language (英 国 话 yīng gúo hùa)

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or (英 语 yīng yǔ)

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or (英 文 yīng wέn)

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英国 话 means ‘speech of England’. 话 hùa is pronounced in the fourth tone and means remark, sentence, language or speech.
英语 also means English language. 语 yǔ is pronounced in the third tone and means language, tongue, words.
Note that 话 and 语 have the same radical on their left side. This radical denotes that the word has something to do with language.
英文 also means English writing or English language.


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