I'm talking to a friend about something, and she's only presenting one side. So I want to ask about the other side and say, "there are always two sides to every story." What's the best way to say this in Cantonese?

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I think 另有內情 ling6 jau5 noi6 cing4 fits the bill.


There are always two sides to every story.

凡 = every
事 = issue (story)
都 = always
有 = has
兩 = two
面 = sides


I think 凡事都有两面性 is okay. 凡事=任何事=everything. 任何事物都应该从正反两面考虑。有其利,必有其弊。


Not a Cantonese word per se, but you can use the good old 兼听则明, which means "Listening to both sides of a story makes Jack a bright boy."

A complete form would be 兼听则明, 偏信则暗. The latter part means "Believing only one side of a story makes Jack a dumb git."

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