lóu multi-story building; storied building; floor

Made up of [ wood; wooden radical 75, rice radical 119, female; woman radical 38]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Originally refered to part of palace where women lived now simplified to 'rice' suggesting woman in a kitchen with a house made of wood
Number of strokes 13

Related characters


Using : chá (tea) lái (arrive) qí (board game) běn (root) cǎi (color) shù (tree) wèi (not yet) xiāng (each other) song (Song) zhuō (table) yǐ (chair) gān (pole) jú (tangerine) xián (to stay idle) qīn (parent) lǐ (plum) zhī (branch) zhí (to plant) bǎn (board) xiào (school) jī (machine)
Using : jīng (refined) mí (to bewilder) mí (riddle) zhān (to glue) táng (sugar)
Using : hǎo (good) ān (peace) nǚ (woman) tā (she) jiě (elder sister) fù (woman) mèi (younger sister) rú (as) shǐ (to begin) mā (mother) nǎi (milk) ǎi (low) yào (want) gū (paternal aunt) xìng (surname)

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Proverbs

山雨欲来风满楼 shān yǚ yù lái fēng mǎn lóu A premonition of something significant about to happen
Chinese proverb

Proverb

Xiǎng rù fēi fēi [xiang ru fei fei]
want enter wrong wrong
Indulge in fantasy
Let imagination run wild
Head in the clouds
Warring States

Warring States

History

The second part of the Zhou dynasty was known for incessant warfare between kingdoms. It was time of great importance to China as the philosophical traditions were developed that went on to dominate the next two thousand years. The first unification of China as a large nation state then followed.
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