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A Chinese expression of encouragement, often heard during sporting events or right before exams.

Chinese: 加油
Mandarin: Jia1 You2
Cantonese: Ga1 Yau4
P1: I'm so screwed for this final. I haven't studied all semester.
P2: You'll do fine. Add oil!

or

P1: (participating in a sporting event)
P2: GA1 YAU4! GA1 YAU4!
by thebrocklee December 08, 2008
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It's a cheering exclamation in Cantonese. It's actually pronounced "Ka-yow"! Which in turn means add oil, not literally!
Add oil in doing your essays!
by foxykisses February 25, 2004
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