surname Lou

house with more than 1 story; storied building; floor

strokes 13
strokes after radical 9
百货大楼 百貨大樓 bai3 huo4 da4 lou2
department store

板楼 板樓 ban3 lou2
slab type building

办公大楼 辦公大樓 ban4 gong1 da4 lou2
office building

办公楼 辦公樓 ban4 gong1 lou2
office building

层楼 層樓 ceng2 lou2
multistoried building; tower; pagoda

茶楼 茶樓 cha2 lou2
tearoom; teahouse; dimsum restaurant (Hong Kong)

城楼 城樓 cheng2 lou2
city gate tower

赤崁楼 赤崁樓 chi4 kan3 lou2
Chihkan Tower (formerly Fort Provintia) in Tainan, Taiwan (also written 赤嵌樓|赤嵌楼)

赤嵌楼 赤嵌樓 chi4 kan3 lou2
Chihkan Tower (formerly Fort Provintia) in Tainan, Taiwan (also written 赤崁樓|赤崁楼)

重楼 重樓 chong2 lou2
multi-storied building

出楼子 出樓子 chu1 lou2 zi5
variant of 出婁子|出娄子

大楼 大樓 da4 lou2
building (a relatively large, multi-storey one)

登机楼 登機樓 deng1 ji1 lou2
(airport) terminal

吊楼 吊樓 diao4 lou2
a building supported on pillars projecting over a river; a mountain hut supported on pillars

顶楼 頂樓 ding3 lou2
top floor; attic; loft; garret; penthouse; (flat) rooftop (often used as an outdoor living area etc)

堕楼 墮樓 duo4 lou2
to jump to one's death

福楼拜 福樓拜 fu2 lou2 bai4
Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French realist novelist, author of Madame Bovary

岗楼 崗樓 gang3 lou4
watchtower; observation tower; police booth

高楼 高樓 gao1 lou2
high building; multistory building; skyscraper

高楼大厦 高樓大廈 gao1 lou2 da4 sha4
tall buildings and large mansions; high-rise apartment building

阁楼 閣樓 ge2 lou2
garret; loft; attic

更楼 更樓 geng1 lou2
watch tower; drum tower marking night watches

更上一层楼 更上一層樓 geng4 shang4 yi1 ceng2 lou2
to take it up a notch; to bring it up a level

公寓大楼 公寓大樓 gong1 yu4 da4 lou2
apartment building

公寓楼 公寓樓 gong1 yu4 lou2
apartment building

鼓楼 鼓樓 gu3 lou2
a drum tower; Drum Tower, historic attraction in Xian, Beijing etc

鼓楼区 鼓樓區 gu3 lou2 qu1
Drumtower city district (various); Gulou district of Nanjing City 南京市, Jiangsu; Gulou or Drumtower district of Fuzhou city 福州市, Fujian

鬼楼 鬼樓 gui3 lou2
haunted house

海市蜃楼 海市蜃樓 hai3 shi4 shen4 lou2
mirage (lit. or fig.)

红楼梦 紅樓夢 hong2 lou2 meng4
A Dream of Red Mansions (first completed edition 1791) by Cao Xueqin 曹雪芹, one of the four great novels

候机楼 候機樓 hou4 ji1 lou2
airport departure terminal

黄鹤楼 黃鶴樓 huang2 he4 lou2
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

角楼 角樓 jiao3 lou2
corner (between walls)

教学楼 教學樓 jiao4 xue2 lou2
teaching block; school building

近水楼台 近水樓臺 jin4 shui3 lou2 tai2
lit. a pavilion near the water (idiom); fig. using one's proximity to the powerful to obtain favor

近水楼台先得月 近水樓臺先得月 jin4 shui3 lou2 tai2 xian1 de2 yue4
the pavilion closest to the water enjoys moonlight first (idiom); to benefit from intimacy with an influential person

酒楼 酒樓 jiu3 lou2

空中楼阁 空中樓閣 kong1 zhong1 lou2 ge2
pavilion in the air (idiom); unrealistic Utopian construction; castles in Spain; imaginary future plans

楼板 樓板 lou2 ban3
floor; floor (ie. metal plate, concrete slab, wooden planking etc)

楼层 樓層 lou2 ceng2
story; floor

楼船 樓船 lou2 chuan2
ship with several decks; turreted junk

楼道 樓道 lou2 dao4
corridor; passageway (in storied building)

楼顶 樓頂 lou2 ding3
top of a building

楼房 樓房 lou2 fang2
a building of two or more stories

楼阁 樓閣 lou2 ge2
building; pavilion

楼阁塔 樓閣塔 lou2 ge2 ta3
multi-storied pagoda

楼兰 樓蘭 lou2 lan2
ancient oasis town of Kroraina or Loulan on the Silk road near Lop Nor 羅布泊|罗布泊, modern Xinjiang

楼橹 樓櫓 lou2 lu3
watch tower; movable battlefield turret

楼面 樓面 lou2 mian4

楼盘 樓盤 lou2 pan2
building under construction; commercial property; real estate (for sale or rent)

楼上 樓上 lou2 shang4

楼市 樓市 lou2 shi4
real estate market

楼台 樓臺 lou2 tai2
balcony; high building (esp. in poetry); tower

楼梯 樓梯 lou2 ti1
stair; staircase

楼梯间 樓梯間 lou2 ti1 jian1
staircase; flight of stairs

楼梯口 樓梯口 lou2 ti1 kou3
head of a flight of stairs

楼梯台 樓梯臺 lou2 ti1 tai2
staircase balcony; landing

楼下 樓下 lou2 xia4

楼厢 樓廂 lou2 xiang1

楼宇 樓宇 lou2 yu3

楼主 樓主 lou2 zhu3
original poster (in an online forum); landlord of a building (traditional)

楼子 樓子 lou2 zi5
pavilion; variant of 婁子|娄子

楼座 樓座 lou2 zuo4
gallery seat (in theater)

摩天大楼 摩天大樓 mo2 tian1 da4 lou2

摩天楼 摩天樓 mo2 tian1 lou2

牌楼 牌樓 pai2 lou5
decorated archway

普通楼燕 普通樓燕 pu3 tong1 lou2 yan4
(bird species of China) common swift (Apus apus)

骑楼 騎樓 qi2 lou2
arcade (architecture)

气楼 氣樓 qi4 lou2
small ventilation tower on roof of building

青楼 青樓 qing1 lou2
(literary) brothel; pleasure quarters

琼楼玉宇 瓊樓玉宇 qiong2 lou2 yu4 yu3
bejeweled jade palace (idiom); sumptuous dwelling

曲尺楼梯 曲尺樓梯 qu1 chi3 lou2 ti1
staircase with right-angled turn; L-shaped staircase

惹楼子 惹樓子 re3 lou2 zi5
variant of 惹婁子|惹娄子

人去楼空 人去樓空 ren2 qu4 lou2 kong1
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

上楼 上樓 shang4 lou2
to go upstairs

石楼 石樓 shi2 lou2
Shilou county in Lüliang 呂梁|吕梁, Shanxi 山西

石楼县 石樓縣 shi2 lou2 xian4
Shilou county in Lüliang 呂梁|吕梁, Shanxi 山西

世贸中心大楼 世貿中心大樓 shi4 mao4 zhong1 xin1 da4 lou2
World Trade Center (the twin towers destroyed by the 9-11 terrorists)

宿舍楼 宿舍樓 su4 she4 lou2
dormitory building

塔楼 塔樓 ta3 lou2
tower (of building)

唐楼 唐樓 tang2 lou2
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)

跳楼 跳樓 tiao4 lou2
to jump from a building (to kill oneself); fig. to sell at a large discount (in advertising)

亭台楼阁 亭臺樓閣 ting2 tai2 lou2 ge2
pavilions and kiosks (in Chinese gardens)

亭台楼榭 亭臺樓榭 ting2 tai2 lou2 xie4
see 亭臺樓閣|亭台楼阁

捅楼子 捅樓子 tong3 lou2 zi5
variant of 捅婁子|捅娄子

土楼 土樓 tu3 lou2
traditional communal residence, usually of circular shape, found in Fujian province

万丈高楼平地起 萬丈高樓平地起 wan4 zhang4 gao1 lou2 ping2 di4 qi3
towering buildings are built up from the ground (idiom); great oaks from little acorns grow

望楼 望樓 wang4 lou2
watchtower; lookout tower

危楼 危樓 wei1 lou2
dangerous housing; building that is about to collapse

五角大楼 五角大樓 wu3 jiao3 da4 lou2
the Pentagon

西楼记 西樓記 xi1 lou2 ji4
Qing dynasty novel the Western Chamber by Yuan Yuling 袁于令; same as 西樓夢|西楼梦

西楼梦 西樓夢 xi1 lou2 meng4
Qing dynasty novel the Western Chamber by Yuan Yuling 袁于令; same as 西樓記|西楼记

写字楼 寫字樓 xie3 zi4 lou2
office building

银楼 銀樓 yin2 lou2
silverware store; jewelry center

岳阳楼 岳陽樓 yue4 yang2 lou2
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

岳阳楼记 岳陽樓記 yue4 yang2 lou2 ji4
On Yueyang Tower (1045), essay by Song writer Fan Zhongyan 範仲淹|范仲淹

岳阳楼区 岳陽樓區 yue4 yang2 lou2 qu1
Yueyang Tower district of Yueyang city 岳陽|岳阳, Hunan

钟楼 鐘樓 zhong1 lou2
Zhonglou district of Changzhou city 常州市, Jiangsu

钟楼 鐘樓 zhong1 lou2
bell tower; campanile; clock tower; Bell Tower, historic attraction in Xian, Beijing etc

钟楼怪人 鐘樓怪人 zhong1 lou2 guai4 ren2
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo 維克多·雨果|维克多·雨果

钟楼区 鐘樓區 zhong1 lou2 qu1
Zhonglou district of Changzhou city 常州市, Jiangsu

主楼 主樓 zhu3 lou2
main building

住宅楼 住宅樓 zhu4 zhai2 lou2
residential building

坠楼 墜樓 zhui4 lou2
to fall off or jump off a building

自动楼梯 自動樓梯 zi4 dong4 lou2 ti1