Xi'an

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It is composed of two syllables: "Xi" and "An".

Spelling xi
Closest English pronunciation /ʃi:/
Hint As in English "she".
Chinese Pinyin xī xí xǐ xì
Common characters in names 西 希 喜 溪 熙 锡 席 习 夕 曦 禧 玺 昔


Spelling an
Closest English pronunciation /ʌn/
Hint "cup" + "no". Not /æn/ as in English "ant".
Chinese Pinyin ān án ǎn àn
Common characters in names 安 岸