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"Come on, there is still one minute!"

Translation:加油,还有一分钟!

February 18, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joncoded

加油 is one of my favourite idioms that means "add oil", something along the lines of "Step on the gas!" or "Pedal to the metal!" It could be used literally when driving a motor vehicle :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Translingual

My favourite is the Icelandic equivalent ("Áfram með smjörið!" -> literally "ahead with the butter!"). I wonder if the Chinese 加油 didn't originally refer to cooking oil, by the way.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alanxoc3

Could you say: 一个分钟 here?

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