How to pronounce bonsai

ListHow to pronounce bonsai

Is bonsai or bonsai pronounced?

What is Bonsai? The word “Bon-sai” (often misspelled as bonzai or banzai) is a Japanese term which, literally translated, means “planted in a container”.

How do you pronounce bonsai?

The American dictionaries say the pronunciation is “bon-sigh”

What is bonsai in Japanese?

The word “Bon-sai” (often misspelled as bonzai or banzai) is a Japanese term which, literally translated, means “planted in a container”. This art form is derived from an ancient Chinese horticultural practice, part of which was then redeveloped under the influence of Japanese Zen Buddhism.

Why is it called bonsai tree?

The word bonsai means “tree in tray” in the Japanese language. Bonsai is a very old art form in Japan. It is a Japanese form of the older Chinese art called penjing. Penjing is a Chinese art form that also uses trees growing in pots.