頑張る

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
がん
Grade: S
は > ば
Grade: 5
jūbakoyomi

Etymology[edit]

Ateji (当て字) standing for the result of assimilation in 我に張る.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

頑張る (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana がんばる, rōmaji ganbaru, historical hiragana ぐわんばる)

  1. to work hard and do one's best to achieve a goal
    頑張 (がんば)っても ()せない!?
    Ganbatte mo yasenai!?
    Why can't I lose weight?
  2. to strive unrelentingly in the face of difficulty; to persevere
    頑張 (がんば)って (くだ)さい。
    Ganbatte kudasai.
    Good luck!
    大変 (たいへん)でしょうが頑張 (がんば)ってください。
    Taihen deshō ga ganbatte kudasai.
    It must be difficult for you but please don't lose hope.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, 広辞苑 (Kōjien), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten, ISBN 4000801112