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healer

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いったいどうやって家族を食べさせていくんだい?
What does だい mean?

It doesn’t seem to fit in with the meaning set out in my dictionary.

In my dictionary it says the following.
For familiar language it marks wh-question (what, where, who).
For children’s language it means “strengthens one's judgment or conclusion”.
 

raikado

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Why do you think that " For familiar language it marks wh-question (what, where, who). " doesn't fit?
 

healer

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Because it is only for questions of what, where, who.
If I understand the sentence correctly, it means "How the heck is one going to support the family?"
So the question is how どうやって, not what, not where, not who.
 
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