In the lyrics to 《寂寞寂寞就好》 there is a line which reads:


From context, I gather that “總會" means definitely, in other words:


I have never seen this usage before, is this proper or just informal as used in song lyrics.

  • it's like 'anyway' or 'after all'.
    – dan
    Sep 6, 2021 at 12:49
  • Yes, you can think that way, as it is something you have decided to do. However, I think "終會" is more appropriate than "總會" if not for rhyming requirement.
    – r13
    Sep 7, 2021 at 13:25

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The general content of the lyrics suggest the possible happening of a future event, which is "most likely" to happen, but not yet at the time of singing.

Thus words like "eventually", "finally -- 終會", "most likely" would seem appropriately within context.

As for "definitely", I would consider it an "outside possibility" given the context of the preceding words -- 人本來就寂寞的 我總會把你戒掉, meaning "(since) people are originally / meant to be lonely, I would (therefore) "definitely" give you up"?

However, given that it is a future event, "definitely" is too definite, though not wrong per se. So, the other suggestions seem more in keeping with the general thrust of the lyrics.


I would say 總會 is more like "eventually".

一定 seems more urgent compared 總會.

  • So in other words, “總會有一天我...",right? Sep 14, 2021 at 6:32
  • Yeah, I think that's valid, but obviously it depends on what context you want to use it in. You could also potentially split it into 我總有一天會...
    – Brian Tang
    Sep 14, 2021 at 20:35

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