About GANBARU GANBARU = making an effort.
Ganbaru means to work hard, make an effort and try to do your best. The word is used in everyday coversation very often to encourage others in the imperative form; Ganbare! or Ganbatte ! Also , members of a team say it to each other to arouse enthusiasm when they work on group activities together. If you say Ganbaru ,to yourself , it implies you are going to hang on and try your hardest.