I began learning Mandarin so that I could read Chinese fantasy novels (I've read several translated ones already). I'm a little confused because on Qidian's website I see several tabs at the top, one says 全部作品 (Completed Works?) and another says 完本 (Completed Books?), am I understanding these correctly? What would be the difference between these two categories?

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全部作品 means all works.
完本 means completed books.

  • is this contextual or is there a distinct difference between 全部 and 完 that has somehow evaded me? Sep 30, 2019 at 0:49
  • 全部 means all, it does not mean complete in most situations. Sep 30, 2019 at 0:51
  • ok thank you, I just have a dictionary to refer to but I can't expect it to be perfect Sep 30, 2019 at 0:53

完in完本 means completed, for example 写完了功課 means the homework is completed
全部作品 means all of the works

The difference is that I can be writing 3 books at the same time, but none of them is completed, so these 3 books are my 全部作品, but none of them is 完本

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