How Do You Spell HSIAN?
Hsian is the spelling of a city located in China, but its pronunciation is more complex than just "she-ann." According to the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), the correct transcription is /ʂjɛn/, which represents the initial consonant cluster of "sh" and "j" followed by an "ian" vowel sound that resembles the "yen" in "yen-shee" or "yen sign." The spelling of "hsian" is an outdated romanization of the Mandarin Chinese word Xi'an, which is now more commonly used.
Common Misspellings for HSIAN