論壇 Q & A
想請問一下, 對話中常常通聽到 let's call it what it is 是什麼意思?
..by Liting Cheuh
Charles Wang 2016-02-05 03:12:36
“Let's call a spade a spade.”, equivalently to “Let's call it what it is.” in meaning, is a figurative expression which refers to calling something "as it is", that is, by its right or proper name, without "beating about the bush"—being outspoken about it, truthfully, frankly, and directly, even to the point of being blunt or rude, and even if the subject is considered coarse, impolite, or unpleasant.
Michael Wen 2016-02-09 15:46:58
let's call it what it is = 它是什麼，我們就把它稱作什麼，不做作，不委婉，就直接明瞭的說
這是一個連環問題: 燃燒石油導致二氧化碳增加，二氧化碳增加導致溫室效應，溫室效應導致冰層融化、海平面上升。 (請填空)
This is a chain of problems. Burning oil leads to increase in carbon dioxide, which leads to the greenhouse effect, which leads to melting of gaciers, which leads to rising sea levels.