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Czech translation: bonsaj

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13:34 Mar 13, 2007
English to Czech translations [PRO]
Science - Botany / trees
English term or phrase: bonsai
Please advise, what is the right Czech pronunciation of the word "bonsai"? Is it pronounced with S [bon-Sai], or with Z - [bon-Zai]? Thanks in advance.
yanchik
Czech translation:bonsaj
Explanation:
this is the correct spelling

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Note added at 12 mins (2007-03-13 13:46:51 GMT)
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and I am almost sure it is not even pronounced with Z
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Veronika Hansova
Czech Republic
Local time: 09:07
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5 +5bonsaj
Veronika Hansova


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9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +5
bonsaj


Explanation:
this is the correct spelling

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Note added at 12 mins (2007-03-13 13:46:51 GMT)
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and I am almost sure it is not even pronounced with Z

Veronika Hansova
Czech Republic
Local time: 09:07
Native speaker of: Native in CzechCzech
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Selected automatically based on peer agreement.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Pavel Blann: I must admit, that's a correct _pronunciation_ in Czech, too
5 mins
  -> Thank you, Pavel, I appreciate your generosity (quite unusual on ProZ.com and the more cheering).

agree  Hynek Palatin: My Czech-Japanese friend says: "Definitely S." Will try to get more info. P.S. I asked about pronounciation, not spelling.
1 hr
  -> Thank you

agree  Prokop Vantuch: bonzaj jsem v životě neslyšel
1 hr
  -> Thanks

agree  Peter Hladky: http://www.martinus.sk/?uItem=30551
1 hr
  -> Thank you

agree  Alice Hegrova: In my opinion: "bonsaj" is correct spelling as well as pronunciation in Czech.
6 hrs
  -> Thank you too
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