Japanese Idiom あけすけに言う say something frankly; openly; without reserve
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 transparent. 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)]
Is this site helping your Japanese? Do you have a spare $1 to help Clay pay the bills?