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When should I use "Keep it up!"?

Can I say it to someone when he/she is having too much heavy workload/studyload?

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Base language: English
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    Not really... "keep it up" isn't the same as 加油. We say it to encourage someone who has had a little bit of success or has done something good. It's the same as "Keep up the good work."

    To encourage someone who is struggling, as in the situation of your friend with lots of studying, you could say "don't give up" or "keep trying, I believe in you."

    You say 'keep it up' when someone is doing a good job. For example: if you were coaching a football team and they were training really hard, you could say 'keep it up' as to encourage them to keep trying their hardest.

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