Same word, different pronounciation

Chinese is a very interesting language. There are different pronunciations to the same word when used in different settings.

For instance, 恐吓 is pronounced kong he. When 吓 is used to mean frightening someone, it’s read xia.

Here are a list of words that are read differently when used as surnames. Remember them else it may get really awkward the next time you mispronounce someone’s name!

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