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what exactly does "Gambate" in Japanese, mean in English?

Update:

I meant "gambatte"

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It's actually "ganbatte", but anyway.

    It's impossible to directly translate into English. "gan" means "strong or tough" and "haru" is roughly the equivalent of "stick" or "attach", so it's used any time we want someone to gather up their strength to do something. It can be used to ask someone to "work hard" or "try hard" or "make an effort" or "study hard" or even just "give something a try."

  • 1 decade ago

    Roughly translated, it means, "Go for it", "Do your best", "Hang in there", or similar sentiments.

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