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Answer to One of the Trickiest Metaphors When Learning Mandarin: Add oil!

Mar. 16, 2020

Answer:

1.加油 (jiāyóu): to cheer sb. on
Dàjiā dōu zài gěi tāmen xǐhuān de cānsài zhě men jiāyóu.
大家都在给他们喜欢的参赛者们加油。
The people are cheering their favorite on.

2.加油 (jiāyóu): oil, gasoline, diesel, fuel; oiling; lubricate.
Suǒyǒu fēijī fēixíng qián dōu bìxū jiāyóu.
所有飞机飞行前都必须加油。
All aircraft must fill up before flight.

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