Published 08 August 08 12:03 PM | rodtrent

The Olympics have started!  I have been really excited about this year’s Olympics since it is being held in Beijing.

I’ll be throwing out some Chinese info here and there as I watch the Olympics and remember some cool tidbits based on what I’m watching.

Jiayou – <pronounced: ji-yo> this is a word you’ll hear a lot during the Beijing Olympics.  In essence, its the phrase the Chinese use to spur their team on.  It’s much like Americans saying, “Let’s Go!”  In reality, it means pour some oil on the fire, i.e., feed the fire to make it blaze higher and hotter.

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