Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Fact of the Day: Do Your Best!

Before a big event, a common phrase you hear is "Good luck!" but in Japan the counterpart phrase is 頑張って (Ganbatte). Which translates as "do your best" which emphasizes effort to achieve a goal than by mere chance. Very fitting for a nation synonymous with hard work and great achievements. 

13 comments:

Teddi said...

i quite like that. i must say. ;)

Bob Bushell said...

Great saying.

Anonymous said...

or acca

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

One of the most used words!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is a great saying. I like it better than 'good luck'.

MEcoy said...

i think i heard that pharse hmm maybe on an anime

Dana said...

I like that. :)

DEZMOND said...

I do love their hardworking ways! I'd fit well with that, but not with their music and food.

Emmylou said...

I love that Ganbatte greeting:)

CraveCute said...

I like it!

Pat said...

What a nice thought! We should start it here in the States!

Filip and Kristel said...

Just a fantastic picture.

Greetings,
Filip

Unknown said...

Hai, so desu ne!