September 17, 2021

Speaking Frankly, Japanese Idiom: 明け透けに言う

akesuke ni iu

This idiom is used when someone says something in a blunt manner.

This idiom is used when someone says something in a blunt manner. “ake” means to reveal or to bring something to light; “suke” means to be transparent.

Another, and, probably original, usage of “akesuke” is that a gap has opened, and the other side is visible.

That person always speaks frankly.

  • あの人 ano hito—that person
  • wa—[topic particle] (written with hiragana “ha” but pronounced “wa” when used as particle.
  • なんでも nandemo—anything; everything
  • 言う iu—to speak

Sharing is caring!

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

Level up your Japanese!


For Total Beginners

Japanese for beginners - Beri-Beri Shoshinsha

This 15-book study guide + worksheets bundle is ON SALE. For just one-time payment only, you will get this bundle for a very low price plus you will get future contents for free (no additional charge).

Easy to follow and understand

This bundle is perfect for absolute beginners. It's thorough without being wordy, giving you exactly enough information to understand the concepts without overloading you with information. 

TheJapanShop.com Customer

Makoto+ Membership

You'll notice many TheJapanesePage.com lessons have bonus content for Makoto+ Members. Well, membership goes well beyond that. Members also get our monthly magazine for learners of Japanese (Beginners to Intermediates), weekly exclusive lessons, Podcast bonus content, and much more.