Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Word of the Day: Jia You

Everyone in the office is using this word these days. Jia(1) you(2) literally means "add oil".

When people are overwhelmed by the amount of work they have to do, they'll complain about it together. And when the ranting session is over, they try to cheer themselves up by saying jia you! jia you! There's nothing else they can do except press on.

It's another way of saying "keep going!" or "keep up the fight!"

1 comment:

ks said...

unity is strength. if the whole country can get together, we can achieve anything. the slogan on right hand side at tiananmen gate says :'people of the world unite'. it is through cooperation of the prople in the world that peace can be achieved. let us 'jia you' on the aspect.