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Grammar detail: いったい

いったい - what on earth~?, what in the world~?
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いったい
followed by
interrogative
means
What on earth ~ ? What in the world ~ ? etc.
This expression conveys disbelief, surprise or a sense of confusion.
いったい
なに
こっている

What is going on?
It occurs commonly in both kana only or its kanji form 一体.
いったい
一体
どうした
What on earth is the matter?
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Kanji used in this grammar

イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
タイ   テイ   からだ body   
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カ   なに    なん what?   
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キ   おきる to wake up, to get up   おこる to happen   おこす to rouse   
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