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Old 12-24-2011, 05:54 AM   #634
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Default Re: Konnichiwa Chat! Formerly the first ever Kei Nishikori Cheering Thread

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Originally Posted by Mae View Post
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:
Ganbare pronounced [gambahreh], stress on "ga." "Re" should sound lower than the rest.
ganbatte pronounced [gambatteh], stress on "ga." "Te" should sound lower than the rest.
ike! (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.:
Yoshi! (Good!) pronounced [yohshee], stress on "yo."
Yatta! (You did it!) pronounced [yattah!], intonation: "ta" should sound higher than "ya."
Yattene (You did it!) pronounced [yattahneh] intonation: "tane" should sound higher than "ya."
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