Meaning of 楼

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(Trad.: 樓)
Pinyin: lóu
English Definition: house with more than 1 story; storied building; floor; Classifiers:
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (wood) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ lóu ] a constellation; to wear; surname
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Example Words
大楼 lóu building (a relatively large, multi-storey one); Classifiers:
楼房 lóu fáng a building of two or more stories; Classifiers:
楼梯 lóu stair; staircase; Classifiers:
办公楼 bàn gōng lóu office building; Classifiers:
高楼 gāo lóu high building; multistory building; skyscraper; Classifiers:
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Example Sentences
The teaching building is very large.
This building is very tall.
I have a class in the teaching building.
Look! There is a bird perched on the building.
There is a supermarket downstairs.