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到底 ([とうてい] )(toutei)
    Meaning: (can't) possibly / very much とても
    Example: I can't possibly do that.
    JLPT Level: 2
    Category: grammar
    Author: kumar

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到底(toutei) itself means "possibly", but grammatically it is usually used with a negative:
 到底そうとは思えない。
 I really doubt it.

this is a little similar to shika's way of use
 英語しか話せない
 
(dc)

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ex #5351   彼女は彼氏を到底殺すことはできない。 
She can't possibly kill her own boyfriend.  
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(blabby)
ex #5352   Blabbyは賢いとは到底言えない。 
You can't possibly say that Blabby is smart.  
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(blabby)
ex #5353   到底そうとは思えない。 
I really doubt it.  
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(blabby)
ex #5354   あなたの話は到底真実だとおもえない。  
I think that your story is far from the truth.  
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(dc)
ex #5355   彼に会う事などは到底思いもよらない。  
I am hopeless of ever meeting him.  
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(dc)
ex #5356   彼の部屋はこぎれいだとは到底言えない。  
His room is far from neat.  
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(dc)
ex #5357   彼は大事な犬を到底手放すことはできなかった。  
He couldn't possibly part with his dear dog.  
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(dc)
ex #8499   彼はバッハには到底かなわない。 
He just can`t compare with Bach.  
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(karekano)

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  Comments:  
blabbyCan anyone come up with a better translation? Ive seen lots of translations such as "after all", "possibly" and "とても". 
dchow about "far from"? seems a little similar to dokoroka 
Miki到底 is similar to どんなにしても, どうしても. Used with a negative. 

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