Surname Pronunciation Guide

Inevitably, people ask me how to pronounce “Kschischang.” Just say: “shish-ang”. If you are adventurous, throw in the “K” (like in the German pronunciation of “knee”): “kshish-ang” (two syllables). The German pronunciation sounds more like “kshee-shung”.

Spelling Mnemonics

Finally, it is easy to remember how to spell my name if you notice that the “sch” is repeated. Then the correct spelling is K★I★ANG, where ★=SCH. Or, use the following graph:

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