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加油 (jiāyóu) Make an extra effort (Beginner)

Dec. 17, 2009

加油 (jiāyóu) Make an extra effort   

The character “加 (jiā)” means to increase or to add and “油 (yóu)” means

oil. So the phrase literally means to add oil.

Example:

你可要加油啊,不要辜负了大家对你的期望。  

Nǐ kě yào jiāyóu a, búyào gūfùle dàjiā duì nǐ de qīwàng.

You must make an extra effort. Otherwise you don’t live up to everyone’s

expectations.

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