到底

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Chinese[edit]

 
to (a place); until (a time); up to
to (a place); until (a time); up to; to go; to arrive
 
background; bottom; base
background; bottom; base; (possessive part.); (subor. part.)
trad. (到底)
simp. #(到底)

Pronunciation[edit]


Adverb[edit]

到底

  1. actually; exactly; are or are not
    到底  ―  dàodǐ ài bù ài wǒ?  ―  Do you love me or not?
  2. after all; in the end; all in all
  3. finally; in the end; when all is said and done
    離異家庭到底還是影響孩子 [MSC, trad.]
    离异家庭到底还是影响孩子 [MSC, simp.]
    Líyì jiātíng dàodǐ háishì huì yǐngxiǎng dào háizi. [Pinyin]
    Children from divorced families will be affected in the end.
  4. until the end; to the finish; until something is done
    既然已經幫助索性到底 [MSC, trad.]
    既然已经帮助索性到底 [MSC, simp.]
    Jìrán yǐjīng bāngzhù tā le, jiù suǒxìng bāng dàodǐ. [Pinyin]
    Since we've already helped him out, we might as well help until the job is done.

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
とう
Grade: S
てい
Grade: 4
on’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

到底(とうてい) (tōtei

  1. absolutely, (with negative verb) possibly (as in "couldn't possibly"), utterly

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.