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How to say "到底" in English?

”到底“ is very common and useful in Chinese, for instance
What is the proper way to express them in English?

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According to the answers, I try to translate the sentences below

那个东西到底是什么? What ever is it? or What on earth is it?
那个人到底是谁?Who is the person in the end?
那个手机到底好不好?Aft all, is that phone good?
她昨天到底去了哪里?Where did she finally go?

Are they okay?

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    用地道的英文, 我会这样翻译。

    What exactly is that?

    Just who is that person?

    Is that cell phone really good?

    Where exactly did she go yesterday?

    “What ever is it?” or “What on earth is it?” Both of these are OK. They are used differently depending on how much stress you want. “What ever is it?” indicates curiosity. “What on earth?” is the strongest and would indicate surprise.

    “Who is the person in the end?” Not too good. A little confusing. “In the end’’ is usually used to indicate the conclusion of something.

    “Aft all, is that phone good?” This could be used depending on the context. If you’re using “after all” you are referring back to something said previously. If I said “Is that cell phone really good?” then I want to if it is truly a good phone.

    “Where did she finally go?” This would be used if you want to stress her final action. “Where exactly did she go”’ would be used if you want to emphasize the place.

    This is only what I think when I read your questions. Others may see things differently.

    In the end or finally.

    "on earth".

    It usually comes after what/who/where....
    Where on earth did she go yesterday?

    Longman Dictionary says that it is used to ask a question when you are very surprised or angry.

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