Rikoshi Kisaragi (rikoshi) wrote in little_details,
Rikoshi Kisaragi

'Good Luck' in Mandarin

I've been told that 加油 (jia you) is used figuratively to mean "good luck" in Mandarin.

My question is whether this is an appropriate way to wish someone good luck before they do something. Specifically, I have a character who's about to leave on a military mission, and one of their comrades is wishing them good luck. Is 加油 out of place there? (If it helps, the characters are on friendly terms.) If it's not appropriate, what is?
Tags: ~languages: chinese

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