Originally Posted by Mae
That is great for Kei
And I'm looking for even more from him in 2012
What's a cheer for him? You know it's Vamos for Spain, Allez for the France, but what is it for Japan?
Sorry for the very belatsed reply!
Vamos or C'mon! for cheering or encouragement:
pronounced [gambahreh], stress on "ga." "Re" should sound lower than the rest.
pronounced [gambatteh], stress on "ga." "Te" should sound lower than the rest.
(Go!) pronounced [eekeh]. "Ke" should sound higher than "I."
The verb ganbaru
means work hard, fight hard, etc. Ganbatte sounds slightly more effeminated than ganbare.
Vamos or C'mon after winning a point, match, etc.:
(Good!) pronounced [yohshee], stress on "yo."
! (You did it!) pronounced [yattah!], intonation: "ta" should sound higher than "ya."
(You did it!) pronounced [yattahneh] intonation: "tane" should sound higher than "ya."