So, I've been trying to figure out the proper way to say "chapter" for a long time in Chinese. Is this something that depends on a case by case basis? (i.e. a chapter in a novel would be different in a textbook.) Or is there one word that cover all of the different uses? (Or are there multiple?).
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There are a quite few ways to denote a chapter in Chinese. Some of the most commonly seen are:
章, 卷, 回, 篇.
If you wish, you can easily find examples of their usages here: "www.shuku.net". For your convenience, here are some links.
Because I need at least 10 reputation points to post more than 2 links, I cannot link examples of others.
There are many examples of chapter usage on Jukuu here are two common usages I've seen (referring to the chapter by content or number).
Referring to a chapter in a book:
Usage with a number:
More samples from Simplified-Chinese English Dictionary
Other usages may exist but they get further away from the more common usage of the word chapter.
There are several possibilities, from a dictionary:
chapter ['tʃæptə] n. 1. (书、论文或其他著作的)章，节，回