Saturday, September 24, 2016

加油 - Add oil

Today's Chinese word of the day is 加油 which means add oil.

In Mandarin 加油 is pronounced Jiāyóu.
This not being something commonly heard in english I thought I better explain. It literally means add oil, but by oil they mean gasoline. The phrase means keep going, keep up the good work, step on it, etc. It is commonly heard when friends part ways as an encouragement.

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