I usually followed several Japanese actors on SNS.

Sometime when they have an audition, people usually cheer them by commenting "頑張って/頑張ってください".

However, I learned that some of them doesn't really like this because they are already doing their best.

I was wondering if there are any other sentences that I can use? I wanna say good luck as well, but the english equivalent is also 頑張って...

The only thing I came up with it is 応援してるよ。

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    Where did you hear that people don't like to be told 頑張ってください?
    – kandyman
    Commented Dec 21, 2017 at 14:45
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    That is often heard actually. OP is correct on this.
    – user4032
    Commented Dec 21, 2017 at 15:15

2 Answers 2


You could say:







I could go all night long with this, but as you seem to know, none of these will ever be nearly as common as the plain ol' 「がんばって」.


Probably 御武運{ごぶうん}を。also works. You can also see the character signifies "good luck" in the sentence. I guess in English "finger crossed" or something.

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