Thursday, February 14, 2013

Alternatives to がんばって

The common expression for "Good luck!" in Japanese is 「頑張ってください」 (ganbatte kudasai), or its more direct equivalent,「 頑張れ!」. I came across a forum thread today and found pretty good alternatives, which I copy word for word below:

For taking tests
Good luck and take it easy! Everything is going to be fine with you!
Rirakkusu shite ganbatte! Kitto umaku iku yo!

When someone's down
No worries. It was just not your day! Take it easy.
Sonna ni kangaesuginaide. Tada un ga warukattan da yo.

☆☆ 励まし 言葉 ☆☆
Encouraging words
There's nowhere to go but forward.
Zenshin aru nomi.

Don't be afraid of making a mistake.
Machigaeru koto wo osorete wa ikenai.

Every failure is an opportunity to learn.
(直訳 : すべての失敗は学ぶ機会)
Shippai kara manabeba ii.

Continuity is power.
Keizoku wa chikara nari.

1 comment:

  1. Hey this was super useful; thank you! 継続は力なり!