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:

一体ittaiどこdokodekareni会ったattaんだnda Where on earth did you meet him?

ストライキSUTORAIKIとはtoha従業員juugyouinno集団shuudanga一体ittaiとなってtonatte就労shuurouwo拒否kyohiするsuruことkotoですdesu A strike is a mass refusal to work by a body of employees.

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