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Her name in Chinese is "萧美琴" and in English is "Bi-khim Hsiao". How do you understand the translation?

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    "Hsiao Bi-khim" looks like a Taiwanese name, no? Wade-Giles Hsiao is just Pinyin xiāo, Bi and khim both look like Min pronunciations.
    – dROOOze
    Nov 27, 2023 at 19:39

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Bi-khim is the romanization of the Taiwanese pronunciation of 美琴。Obviously 萧美琴's parents decided to use Taiwanese, not Mandarin, to transliterate their daughter's name.

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  • 谁是萧美琴,有链接嘛,老兄!!
    – jett chen
    Dec 4, 2023 at 10:00
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I believe the Last name, which is Hsiao, is the language in Hokkien and her father’s last name is Hsiao. Hope this helps you.

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Hsiao Bi-khim (Chinese: 蕭美琴; pinyin: Xiāo Měiqín; Wade–Giles: Hsiao1 Mei3-ch'in2; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Siau Bí-khîm)

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