|Variant form(s)||Xu, Hsu, Shyu (Mandarin)|
Chui, Tsui, Choi, Tsua (Cantonese)
Chie, Chui (Gan)
Sy, Djie, Tjhie, Chi, Tjie (Hakka)
Su, Chi, Chee, Swee, Shui (Hokkien)
Cher, Cheu (Teochew)
|Variant form(s)||Xu, Hsu (Mandarin)|
Hui, Hoi, Hua (Cantonese)
Kho, Khor, Khaw, Ko (Hokkien)
Koh, Khoh, Kho (Teochew)
Hii, Hee (Fuzhou)
Xu is either of two
In Shanghai, China, the surname 徐 is translated as Zee. In Japanese, the surname 徐 is transliterated as Omomuro, and in Sino-Japanese as Jo. The Korean pronunciation, using the Yale romanization system, is Seo. 許/许 in Japanese is transliterated as Yurusu, Bakari, or Moto, and in Sino-Japanese as Kyo or Ko. The Korean pronunciation, using the Yale romanization system, is Huh, He or Ho.
Each time a Chinese character is pronounced in Sino-Japanese (on reading), Sino-Korean (Hanja), or Sino-Vietnamese (Hán tự), its transcription changes. In Sino-Vietnamese, the character 徐 is pronounced Từ and 许 is pronounced Hứa (surname), or hử (adverb) or hổ (onomatopoeia).
Chinese immigrants with the surname Xú (
Overseas Chinese living in Vietnam (