Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 楼


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Meaning

house with more than 1 story, storied building

Pronunciation

lóu

Explanation

Left: tree , right: to collect (Rice grains are by women been: collected.)

Mnemonic

You need wood for this and you put the rice upstairs (= upper floor, thus protected from e.g. rats), while you yourself are downstairs (= ground floor): in the multi-storey building.

Radicals

tree
to collect(This radical is used with the meaning "to collect", because helpful mnemonics become possible, as for example with " to collect 搂", which is ethymological not correct.)

Vocabulary

楼梯 lóu tī stair; staircase
楼房 lóu fáng a building of two or more stories
高楼大厦 gāo lóu dà shà tall buildings and large mansions; high-rise apartment building
黄鹤楼 Huáng hè lóu Yellow crane tower in Wuhan city
赤嵌楼 Chì kǎn lóu Chihkan Tower (formerly Fort Provintia) in Tainan, Taiwan

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