Call a spade a spade 實話實說

What does this phrase tell you about the way someone speaks? Find out what it means.
Speak up!

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今日片語

如果一個人的說話方式非常直接,而且實事求是,毫不遮掩或避諱,那麼就可以用口語表達 “call a spade a spade 把鐵鍬稱作鐵鍬” 來形容這個人 “直言不諱,有什麼說什麼”。

例句

The boss will tell you his honest opinion of your new business proposal. He calls a spade a spade!
上司會告訴你他對這份新商業提案的真實想法。他從來都是直言不諱!

A: I told them directly – I don’t want to go to the meeting because I think it’s a waste of time!
B: Wow! You really call a spade a spade!
“我很直接地告訴他們:我不想去開這個會,因為我認為這是浪費時間!”
“哇,你可真是有什麼說什麼啊!”

Why don’t we call a spade a spade? You have money and I need to borrow some!
為什麼我們不有話直說呢?你有錢,我正好需要借錢。