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1 lóuLou2house with more than 1 story; storied building; floor; Classifiers: ; surname Lou
2楼上 樓上 lóu shànglou2 shang4upstairs; (Internet slang) previous poster in a forum thread
3大楼 大樓 lóuda4 lou2building (a relatively large, multi-storey one); Classifiers:
4楼房 樓房 lóu fánglou2 fang2a building of two or more stories; Classifiers:
5红楼梦 紅樓夢 hóng lóu mèngHong2 lou2 Meng4A Dream of Red Mansions (first completed edition 1791) by Cao Xueqin 曹雪芹 , one of the four great novels
6楼梯 樓梯 lóu lou2 ti1stair; staircase; Classifiers:
7楼下 樓下 lóu xiàlou2 xia4downstairs
8上楼 上樓 shàng lóushang4 lou2to go upstairs
9高楼 高樓 gāo lóugao1 lou2high building; multistory building; skyscraper; Classifiers:
10百货大楼 百貨大樓 bǎi huò lóubai3 huo4 da4 lou2department store
11板楼 板樓 bǎn lóuban3 lou2slab type building
12办公大楼 辦公大樓 bàn gōng lóuban4 gong1 da4 lou2office building
13办公楼 辦公樓 bàn gōng lóuban4 gong1 lou2office building; Classifiers:
14层楼 層樓 céng lóuceng2 lou2multistoried building; tower; pagoda
15茶楼 茶樓 chá lóucha2 lou2tearoom; teahouse; dimsum restaurant (Hong Kong)
16茶楼酒肆 茶樓酒肆 chá lóu jiǔ cha2 lou2 jiu3 si4tearooms and taverns (idiom)
17城楼 城樓 chéng lóucheng2 lou2city gate tower
18赤崁楼 赤崁樓 chì kǎn lóuChi4 kan3 lou2Chihkan Tower (formerly Fort Provintia) in Tainan, Taiwan (also written 赤崁楼 ); Chihkan Tower (formerly Fort Provintia) in Tainan, Taiwan (also written 赤嵌楼 )
19重楼 重樓 chóng lóuchong2 lou2multi-storied building
20出楼子 出樓子 chū lóu zichu1 lou2 zi5variant of 出娄子
21楚馆秦楼 楚館秦樓 chǔ guǎn qín lóuchu3 guan3 qin2 lou2place for pleasure; brothel (idiom)
22登机楼 登機樓 dēng lóudeng1 ji1 lou2airport terminal
23吊楼 吊樓 diào lóudiao4 lou2house overhanging a river, supported at the rear by stilts; house built in a hilly area, supported by stilts
24顶楼 頂樓 dǐng lóuding3 lou2top floor; attic; loft; garret; penthouse; (flat) rooftop (often used as an outdoor living area etc)
25堕楼 墮樓 duò lóuduo4 lou2to jump to one's death
26福楼拜 福樓拜 lóu bàiFu2 lou2 bai4Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French realist novelist, author of Madame Bovary
27高楼大厦 高樓大廈 gāo lóu shàgao1 lou2 da4 sha4tall building
28阁楼 閣樓 lóuge2 lou2garret; loft; attic
29更楼 更樓 gēng lóugeng1 lou2watch tower; drum tower marking night watches
30更上一层楼 更上一層樓 gèng shàng céng lóugeng4 shang4 yi1 ceng2 lou2to take it up a notch; to bring it up a level
31公寓大楼 公寓大樓 gōng lóugong1 yu4 da4 lou2apartment building
32公寓楼 公寓樓 gōng lóugong1 yu4 lou2apartment building; Classifiers:
33鼓楼 鼓樓 lóugu3 lou2a drum tower; Drum Tower, historic attraction in Xian, Beijing etc
34鼓楼区 鼓樓區 lóu Gu3 lou2 qu1Drumtower city district (various); Gulou district of Nanjing City 南京市 , Fujian
35广厦高楼 廣廈高樓 guǎng shà gāo lóuguang3 sha4 gao1 lou2high and big buildings; skyscrapers (idiom)
36鬼楼 鬼樓 guǐ lóugui3 lou2haunted house
37海市蜃楼 海市蜃樓 hǎi shì shèn lóuhai3 shi4 shen4 lou2mirage (lit. or fig.)
38航站楼 航站樓 háng zhàn lóuhang2 zhan4 lou2airport terminal
39候机楼 候機樓 hòu lóuhou4 ji1 lou2airport terminal
40黄鹤楼 黃鶴樓 huáng lóuHuang2 he4 Lou2Yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan City, built in 223, burnt down in 1884, rebuilt in 1985; favored place of poet sages, who in legend arrived riding golden cranes; Tang poem by Cui Hao 崔颢 in Nanchang, Jiangxi
41角楼 角樓 jiǎo lóujiao3 lou2corner (between walls)
42教学楼 教學樓 jiào xué lóujiao4 xue2 lou2teaching block; school building
43借梯上楼 借梯上樓 jiè shàng lóujie4 ti1 shang4 lou2to advance oneself by making use of another's achievement (idiom)
44近水楼台 近水樓臺 jìn shuǐ lóu táijin4 shui3 lou2 tai2lit. a pavilion near the water (idiom); fig. using one's proximity to the powerful to obtain favor
45近水楼台先得月 近水樓臺先得月 jìn shuǐ lóu tái xiān yuèjin4 shui3 lou2 tai2 xian1 de2 yue4the pavilion closest to the water enjoys moonlight first (idiom); to benefit from intimacy with an influential person
46酒楼 酒樓 jiǔ lóujiu3 lou2restaurant
47空中楼阁 空中樓閣 kōng zhōng lóu kong1 zhong1 lou2 ge2pavilion in the air (idiom); unrealistic Utopian construction; castles in Spain; imaginary future plans
48龙楼凤阁 龍樓鳳閣 lóng lóu fèng long2 lou2 feng4 ge2imperial palace (idiom)
49楼板 樓板 lóu bǎnlou2 ban3floor; floor (ie. metal plate, concrete slab, wooden planking etc)
50楼层 樓層 lóu cénglou2 ceng2story; floor
51楼船 樓船 lóu chuánlou2 chuan2ship with several decks; turreted junk
52楼道 樓道 lóu dàolou2 dao4corridor; passageway (in storied building)
53楼顶 樓頂 lóu dǐnglou2 ding3top of a building
54楼阁 樓閣 lóu lou2 ge2building; pavilion
55楼阁塔 樓閣塔 lóu lou2 ge2 ta3multi-storied pagoda
56楼兰 樓蘭 lóu lánLou2 lan2ancient oasis town of Kroraina or Loulan on the Silk road near Lop Nor 罗布泊 , modern Xinjiang
57楼橹 樓櫓 lóu lou2 lu3watch tower; movable battlefield turret
58楼面 樓面 lóu miànlou2 mian4floor
59楼盘 樓盤 lóu pánlou2 pan2building under construction; commercial property; real estate (for sale or rent)
60楼市 樓市 lóu shìlou2 shi4real estate market
61楼台 樓臺 lóu táilou2 tai2balcony; high building (esp. in poetry); tower
62楼台亭阁 樓臺亭閣 lóu tái tíng lou2 tai2 ting2 ge2tower and pavilion; general reference to elaborate Chinese architecture (idiom)
63楼梯间 樓梯間 lóu jiānlou2 ti1 jian1staircase; flight of stairs
64楼梯口 樓梯口 lóu kǒulou2 ti1 kou3head of a flight of stairs
65楼梯台 樓梯臺 lóu táilou2 ti1 tai2staircase balcony; landing
66楼厢 樓廂 lóu xiānglou2 xiang1loft
67楼宇 樓宇 lóu lou2 yu3building
68楼宇自动化 樓宇自動化 lóu dòng huàlou2 yu3 zi4 dong4 hua4building automation
69楼主 樓主 lóu zhǔlou2 zhu3original poster (in an online forum); landlord of a building (traditional)
70楼子 樓子 lóu zilou2 zi5pavilion; variant of 娄子
71楼座 樓座 lóu zuòlou2 zuo4gallery seat (in theater)
72摩天大楼 摩天大樓 tiān lóumo2 tian1 da4 lou2skyscraper; Classifiers:
73摩天楼 摩天樓 tiān lóumo2 tian1 lou2skyscraper; Classifiers:
74平地楼台 平地樓臺 píng lóu táiping2 di4 lou2 tai2to start from scratch (idiom)
75普通楼燕 普通樓燕 tōng lóu yànpu3 tong1 lou2 yan4(bird species of China) common swift (Apus apus)
76骑楼 騎樓 lóuqi2 lou2arcade (architecture)
77气楼 氣樓 lóuqi4 lou2small ventilation tower on roof of building
78秦楼楚馆 秦樓楚館 qín lóu chǔ guǎnqin2 lou2 chu3 guan3courtesans' quarters; brothels (idiom)
79青楼 青樓 qīng lóuqing1 lou2(literary) brothel; pleasure quarters
80青楼薄幸 青樓薄幸 qīng lóu xìngqing1 lou2 bo2 xing4lacking in feeling (of prostitutes) (idiom)
81琼楼金阙 瓊樓金闕 qióng lóu jīn quèqiong2 lou2 jin1 que4the imperial palace (idiom)
82琼楼玉宇 瓊樓玉宇 qióng lóu qiong2 lou2 yu4 yu3bejeweled jade palace (idiom); sumptuous dwelling
83曲尺楼梯 曲尺樓梯 chǐ lóu qu1 chi3 lou2 ti1staircase with right-angled turn; L-shaped staircase
84惹楼子 惹樓子 lóu zire3 lou2 zi5variant of 惹娄子
85人去楼空 人去樓空 rén lóu kōngren2 qu4 lou2 kong1the people are gone and the place is empty (idiom); the sight of a deserted place brings old friends to mind; the place is deserted; the birds have flown
86石楼 石樓 shí lóuShi2 lou2Shilou county in Lüliang 吕梁 , Shanxi 山西
87石楼县 石樓縣 shí lóu xiànShi2 lou2 xian4Shilou county in Lüliang 吕梁 , Shanxi 山西
88世贸中心大楼 世貿中心大樓 shì mào zhōng xīn lóuShi4 mao4 Zhong1 xin1 Da4 lou2World Trade Center (the twin towers destroyed by the 9-11 terrorists)
89宿舍楼 宿舍樓 shè lóusu4 she4 lou2dormitory building; Classifiers:
90塔楼 塔樓 lóuta3 lou2tower (of building)
91唐楼 唐樓 táng lóutang2 lou2tenement building, typically of 2-4 stories, with a shop on the ground floor and upper floors used for residential purposes (esp. in southern China)
92跳楼 跳樓 tiào lóutiao4 lou2to jump from a building (to kill oneself); fig. to sell at a large discount (in advertising)
93亭台楼阁 亭臺樓閣 tíng tái lóu ting2 tai2 lou2 ge2pavilions and kiosks (in Chinese gardens)
94亭台楼榭 亭臺樓榭 tíng tái lóu xièting2 tai2 lou2 xie4see 亭台楼阁
95捅楼子 捅樓子 tǒng lóu zitong3 lou2 zi5variant of 捅娄子
96土楼 土樓 lóutu3 lou2traditional Hakka communal residence in Fujian, typically a large multi-story circular structure built around a central shrine
97万丈高楼平地起 萬丈高樓平地起 wàn zhàng gāo lóu píng wan4 zhang4 gao1 lou2 ping2 di4 qi3towering buildings are built up from the ground (idiom); great oaks from little acorns grow
98望楼 望樓 wàng lóuwang4 lou2watchtower; lookout tower
99危楼 危樓 wēi lóuwei1 lou2dangerous housing; building that is about to collapse
100五角大楼 五角大樓 jiǎo lóuWu3 jiao3 Da4 lou2the Pentagon
101五角大楼官员 五角大樓官員 jiǎo lóu guān yuánwu3 jiao3 da4 lou2 guan1 yuan2Pentagon official
102西楼记 西樓記 lóu Xi1 lou2 Ji4Qing dynasty novel the Western Chamber by Yuan Yuling 袁于令 ; same as 西楼梦
103西楼梦 西樓夢 lóu mèngXi1 lou2 meng4Qing dynasty novel the Western Chamber by Yuan Yuling 袁于令 ; same as 西楼记
104写字楼 寫字樓 xiě lóuxie3 zi4 lou2office building
105银楼 銀樓 yín lóuyin2 lou2silverware store; jewelry center
106岳阳楼 岳陽樓 yuè yáng lóuYue4 yang2 Lou2Yueyang Tower, famous beauty spot in Yueyang, north Hunan, overlooking Dongting Lake 洞庭湖 in Nanchang, Jiangxi
107岳阳楼记 岳陽樓記 yuè yáng lóu Yue4 yang2 lou2 ji4On Yueyang Tower (1045), essay by Song writer Fan Zhongyan 范仲淹
108岳阳楼区 岳陽樓區 yuè yáng lóu Yue4 yang2 Lou2 qu1Yueyang Tower district of Yueyang city 岳阳 , Hunan
109钟楼 鐘樓 zhōng lóuZhong1 lou2bell tower; campanile; clock tower; Bell Tower, historic attraction in Xian, Beijing etc; Zhonglou district of Changzhou city 常州市 , Jiangsu
110钟楼怪人 鐘樓怪人 zhōng lóu guài rénZhong1 lou2 guai4 ren2The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo 維克多 ·维克多 ·雨果
111钟楼区 鐘樓區 zhōng lóu Zhong1 lou2 qu1Zhonglou district of Changzhou city 常州市 , Jiangsu
112主楼 主樓 zhǔ lóuzhu3 lou2main building
113住宅楼 住宅樓 zhù zhái lóuzhu4 zhai2 lou2residential building; Classifiers:
114坠楼 墜樓 zhuì lóuzhui4 lou2to fall off or jump off a building
115自动楼梯 自動樓梯 dòng lóu zi4 dong4 lou2 ti1escalator
116楼花 樓花 lóu huālou2 hua1apartment building offered for sale before construction is completed; off-plan property
117跳楼价 跳樓價 tiào lóu jiàtiao4 lou2 jia4extremely low price; knockdown price

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