一体, いったい

  • ittai
JLPT 3

Definition of 一体,いったい

adverb (fukushi)

  • ...the heck (e.g. "what the heck?")
  • ...in the world (e.g. "why in the world?")
  • ...on earth (e.g. "who on earth?")

noun (common) (futsuumeishi)

  • one object
  • one body
  • unity

  • one form
  • one style

  • one Buddhist image (or carving, etc.)

adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi)

  • generally
  • in general

Related Kanji

one, one radical (no.1)
body, substance, object, reality, counter for images

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Examples of 一体,いったい in a Sentence

いったいなぜ連れて行ったの?
Why on earth did you take him to the station?
A strike is a mass refusal to work by a body of employees.
一体どこに会ったんだ
Where on earth did you meet him?
There was nothing wrong with their ability, it was just that the expense for each unit was so vast that the cost performance was bad.
いったいきみはそれ信じている
Do you believe it at all?
What have you been doing all this while?
人間最初火星到達するのはいったいいつになる、まだ分っていない。
Just when the first human beings will reach Mars remains to be seen.
いったいあなたはなぜそんなことしたのです
Why on earth did you do that?
一体怒っているだろう
What is he mad at, I wonder?
いったい知っている
Do you know him at all?

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