to realize or learn something new that you didn’t know before
新しいものが見える → 新しいことを知る
Al Gore’s film “An inconvenient truth” was a real eye-opener for me. I hadn’t really understood how serious global warming was until I saw it.
“An inconvenient truth” → 「不都合な真実」
Mary said her trip to Thailand was quite an eye-opener for her. She’d never realized before how beautiful Thailand was, or how friendly the people were.
The manager’s presentation on cloud computing was an eye opener, one can carry his computer on the go.
The nuclear crisis in Japan was an eye opener to the nuclear safety and emergency response systems in many countries.
Writing these scripts have been quite an eye-opener to me. It proves that one can do anything if the need is urgent.
Jenny and the other kids went on their first visit to the zoo today, and it was a real eye-opener for them. They had never seen animals like that before.