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Can somebody please explain what "beta" means in the following sentence:

Tsugi no mokutekichi wa beta da keredo, Shikago.

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Could you provide a little more context for where you found this word (where it appears... or if this word is written in katakana, etc.)? –  summea May 8 '13 at 15:33

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Assuming the following rendering: 次の目的地はべただけれど、シカゴ。

In this context I'd say that べた means cliche or typical. This is a group of tourists whose next destination is Chicago, which is described as べた because it's a common tourist spot.

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yes, suisou, that's the right 'spelling'. the speaker was speaking about his admiration for the Chicago Bulls and also about traveling. So can I assume it means "My next destination is, what else, Chicago!" ? –  eru May 9 '13 at 11:56
    
@eru Interesting transition with the "cliché" idea to "what else"... it does seem to sound a bit more modern than using the actual word "clichéd" in the sentence, like this: "It might sound a little clichéd, but my next destination is Chicago." –  summea May 9 '13 at 16:29
    
@suisou and summea thankyou so much for all your most helpful responses. I learn japanese just by buying piles and piles of grammar books and dictionaries, so it might sound a little clichéd, but I sure can use all the helps I could find. –  eru May 10 '13 at 11:51

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