Japanese Idiom あけすけに言う say something frankly; openly; without reserve
- akesuke ni iu
- say something frankly; openly; without reserve
- This idiom is used when someone says something in a blunt manner.
- "ake" means to begin or dawn; "suke" means to be transpar-ent. Another, and probably the original, usage of "akesuke" is to mean that a gap has opened up, and the other side is visible.
- ano hito wa, nandemo akesuke ni iu.
- That person always says things frankly.
- あの ano -- that... [ano is always followed by the noun it points to: that person]
- 人 hito -- person
- は wa -- (topic particle) [note: this is written with the hiragana は ha, but is pronounced "wa"]
- なんでも nandemo -- anything; everything
- あけすけにいう akesuke ni iu -- to speak frankly [Literally, "frankly speaking"; あけすけ means "honest," "frankly," and "outspoken"; the に indicates the manner of how someone speaks (iu)]