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It is pronounced with a soft K, not as in Kristin. More like "Cher-stinn" or "Chair-stinn".
-- Ylva  6/4/2005
The first pronunciation guide, given by Ylva, gives the SWEDISH
pronunciation of Kerstin -- which is every bit as valid as the
-- tantbanan  1/29/2006
My name is Kerstin and I am German so I know how it is pronounced. (Kare-Stin) is how it is pronounced. The "e" is a sharp "a" sound as in Care or Air, etc. My relatives from Germany have never called me "Chairstin" and if they did then they are messed up.
-- deNile  10/21/2005
My sister is called Kerstin and in Germany it's pronounced Kare-steen. We live in England now and they spell it Kirsten here and they prounounce it kur-sten.
-- mellimoon  2/23/2006
For me it is a very special but very beautiful name. I think when your name is Kerstin you can be very happy.

Pronunciation: Kerschtin.
-- Anonymous User  4/13/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Kerstin here:
-- _satu_  9/3/2006
I lived in Germany for two years and the daughter of my landlady had this name. They pronounced it "kass-TEEN".
-- Anonymous User  12/22/2008
My middle name is Kerstin. It is pronounced Cher-stinn. My parents would have given it to me as a first name, but they do not like the alternate pronunciation KER-stin. Few people here in the U.S. seem to know about the Swedish pronunciation and it would be annoying to correct everyone all the time.
-- Jennifer Kerstin  7/10/2009
I've always heard this pronounced as SHASH-tin in Swedish.
-- Anonymous User  9/22/2009

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