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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~?
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?
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

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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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
タイ   テイ   からだ body   
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