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    frankly speaking

    ex)Frankly speaking, I have no idea what it means.
    Does Frankly speaking, have any origin? Some people say it's from "France", whose pronunciation is similar.

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    Re: frankly speaking

    Quoted from http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/de.../english/frank
    Middle English (in the sense 'free'): from Old French franc, from medieval Latin francus 'free', from Francus (see Frank: only Franks had full freedom in Frankish Gaul). Another Middle English sense was 'generous', which led to the current sense.
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    Re: frankly speaking

    "Frankly speaking" means "honestly" -- no deception.

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