Definition of 一体

いったいittai

adverb:

  • (what) the heck; (why) in the world; (who) on earth - before an interrogative, forms an emphatic question

noun:

  • one object; one body; unity
  • one form; one style
  • one Buddhist image (or carving, etc.)

adverbial noun:

Example Sentences

証明shoumeimoできdekiないnaiのにnoni一体ittainaniwo真実shinjitsudato信じるshinjirunoda
What do you believe is true even though you cannot prove it?
工業kougyoukuto商業shougyoukuga一体ittaiとなったtonatta総合的なsougoutekina開発kaihatsukuwo目指してmezashiteおりますorimasu
We are aiming for an integrated development zone that combines business and industrial quarters.
imaまでmadeいったいittainaniwoしていたshiteitaんだnda
What have you been getting up to till now?!
性能seinou的にtekiniha問題mondaiなかったnakattandaけどkedo一体ittaiあたりatariniかかるkakaru費用hiyougaあまりamarinimo膨大boudaideコストパフォーマンスKOSUTOPAFUOOMANSUga悪いwaruitoいうiuことkotodene
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.
一体ittainaniga彼らkarerawoそのsonoようなyouna行動koudouni駆り立てたkaritatetanoka
What on earth spurred them to such an action?

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