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It is composed of two syllables: "Ai" and "Que".

Spelling ai
Closest English pronunciation /aɪ/
Hint As in English "eye".
Chinese Pinyin āi ái ǎi ài
Common characters in names 爱 艾

Spelling que
Closest English pronunciation /tʃüe/
Hint "check" + "ü" + "bed". The letter u after j, q, x is pronounced as /ü/, which is the same as the ü in German, and u in French. It can be pronounced as English letter "E" with tightly rounded lips. Pronouncing it as /tʃʊe/ ("check" + "put" + "bed") is not exact but close.
Chinese Pinyin quē qué quě què
Common characters in names 阙 鹊