I've heard the phrase "I'm rooting you" but I didn't understand it.

Hi there! I didn't get the meaning of the phrase "I'm rooting you." Could you explain it to me?

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Teacher Chris

First, this is why you go to Native Speakers first. The term in question is not correct. The correct way of saying it is, "I am rooting for you." It is normally used in sports, meaning you are cheering for that person and/or team to win. An example, "I am rooting for the Lakers in the finals." It can also be used in support of another person who is going through a difficult time, facing a tough challenge in life or has medical issues. Example, "I am sorry to hear about your cancer, I am rooting for you." Like saying you wish them to get better and/or to do well. In short, it means you favor them to be successful.

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