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house with more than 1 story / storied building / floor / CL: 層|层, , 棟|栋
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surname Lou
real estate market
building (a relatively large, multi-storey one) / CL: ,
building
story / floor
stair / staircase / CL: 個|个
original poster (in an online forum) / landlord of a building (traditional)
upstairs / (Internet slang) previous poster in a forum thread
office building
to go upstairs
building under construction / commercial property / real estate (for sale or rent)
downstairs
arcade (architecture)
multistoried building / tower / pagoda
high building / multistory building / skyscraper / CL:
top floor / attic / loft / garret / penthouse / (flat) rooftop (often used as an outdoor living area etc)
teaching block / school building
to jump from a building (to kill oneself) / fig. to sell at a large discount (in advertising)
Zhonglou district of Changzhou city 常州市, Jiangsu
bell tower / campanile / clock tower / Bell Tower, historic attraction in Xian, Beijing etc
silverware store / jewelry center
main building
office building
A Dream of Red Mansions (first completed edition 1791) by Cao Xueqin 曹雪芹, one of the four great novels
garret / loft / attic
decorated archway
to go downstairs
top of a building
to fall off or jump off a building
office building / CL: , 棟|栋
tearoom / teahouse / dim sum restaurant (Hong Kong)
to take it up a notch / to bring it up a level
a building of two or more stories / CL: 棟|栋, ,
airport terminal
staircase / flight of stairs
(literary) brothel / pleasure quarters
head of a flight of stairs
floor
building / pavilion
corridor / passageway (in storied building)
tall building
skyscraper / CL:
the Pentagon
residential building / CL: , , 棟|栋
city gate tower
tower (of building)
apartment building
Loulan, aka Kroraina, ancient oasis town on the Silk Road near Lop Nor 羅布泊|罗布泊
dangerous housing / building that is about to collapse
a drum tower / Drum Tower, historic attraction in Xian, Beijing etc
mirage (lit. or fig.)
the 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
restaurant
haunted house
to jump to one's death
(dialect) balcony / terrace / (literary) high building / tower / (old) stage for theatrical performance
dormitory building / CL: ,
floor / floor (ie. metal plate, concrete slab, wooden planking etc)
apartment building / CL:
Chihkan Tower (formerly Fort Provintia) in Tainan, Taiwan (also written 赤嵌樓|赤嵌楼)
gallery seat (in theater)
Yellow 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 崔顥|崔颢, with theme 'the past will never return' / one of three famous pagodas in China along with Yueyang Tower 岳陽樓|岳阳楼 in Yueyang, north Hunan, and Tengwang Tower 滕王閣|滕王阁 in Nanchang, Jiangxi
multi-storied building
skyscraper / CL:
tenement building, typically of 2-4 stories, with a shop on the ground floor and upper floors used for residential purposes (esp. in southern China)
apartment building / residential tower
ship with several decks / turreted junk
department store
Qing dynasty novel the Western Chamber by Yuan Yuling 袁于令 / same as 西樓記|西楼记
pavilion in the air (idiom); unrealistic Utopian construction / castles in Spain / imaginary future plans
watchtower / lookout tower
Yueyang Tower, famous beauty spot in Yueyang, north Hunan, overlooking Dongting Lake 洞庭湖 / one of three famous pagodas in China along with Yellow Crane Tower 黃鶴樓|黄鹤楼 in Wuhan, Hubei and Tengwang Tower 滕王閣|滕王阁 in Nanchang, Jiangxi
corner (between walls)
Shilou county in Lüliang 呂梁|吕梁, Shanxi 山西
the pavilion closest to the water enjoys moonlight first (idiom) / to benefit from intimacy with an influential person
Drumtower city district (various) / Gulou district of Nanjing City 南京市, Jiangsu / Gulou or Drumtower district of Fuzhou city 福州市, Fujian
slab type building
towering buildings are built up from the ground (idiom) / great oaks from little acorns grow
pavilion / variant of 婁子|娄子
apartment building offered for sale before construction is completed / off-plan property
bejeweled jade palace (idiom); sumptuous dwelling
airport terminal
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo 維克多·雨果|维克多·雨果
On Yueyang Tower (1045), essay by Song writer Fan Zhongyan 范仲淹
Qing dynasty novel the Western Chamber by Yuan Yuling 袁于令 / same as 西樓夢|西楼梦
airport terminal
pavilions and kiosks (in Chinese gardens)
extremely low price / knockdown price
small ventilation tower on roof of building
Zhonglou district of Changzhou city 常州市, Jiangsu
traditional Hakka communal residence in Fujian, typically a large multi-story circular structure built around a central shrine
lit. a pavilion near the water (idiom); fig. using one's proximity to the powerful to obtain favor
Yueyang Tower district of Yueyang city 岳陽|岳阳, Hunan
watchtower / observation tower / police booth
Shilou county in Lüliang 呂梁|吕梁, Shanxi 山西
staircase balcony / landing
watch tower / drum tower marking night watches
Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French realist novelist, author of Madame Bovary
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