Journey in Life: "Grain of truth" nghĩa là gì?

Friday, April 14, 2017

"Grain of truth" nghĩa là gì?

A moment of truth. Photo courtesy Ian Norman.

'Grain of truth' nghĩa là một chút sự thật, hầu như chẳng có điều nào là đúng (a little bit of truth. Often used to refer to a small amount of insight or truth in something otherwise false or nonsensical).

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When we are stressed and exhausted, a benign grain of truth – a Trivial-Pursuit-worthy factoid – can come out all kinds of messed up.

There may be a grain of truth in the claim that no-one has been imprisoned for journalistic activities, the reason being that Turkey does not have laws that permit imprisonment for journalism.

“Everything you need to get by is available here. Everything is business as usual.” quotes the regional government. Well, there is some grain of truth in this. But the lack of water, light, a hospital or a decent road in Teriberka, a northern coastal village in Murmansk’s Kola district, is also very normal for this region, isn’t it? It’s all just business as usual.

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1 comment:

  1. Nothing in the world is harder than speaking the truth and nothing easier than flattery.
    ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    trên thế gian này, không gì khó hơn nói lên sự thật và không gì dễ hơn nói lời tâng bốc.