Measure Words: Buildings & Structures
Please Note: The measure words listed below may have other uses in Mandarin, but this list specifically addresses use with respect to Buildings and Structures.
层 / 層
Floor (such as 10 story building, i.e. 10 “floors” of a building)
场 / 場
Field, Open Public Space (such as a game, a party, etc.)
栋 / 棟
Wall (such as a wall, firewall, etc.)
Place of Work (such as a store, a bank, a company, etc.)
Room (such as guest room, bedroom, etc.)
Wall (such as a wall). 面(miàn) means “face.” It refers to one side of a wall or a panel of wall.
Multi-Building Complex (such as a hospital, a university, etc.)
Large Stationary Structure (such as a mountain, an island, a water tower, a bridge, etc.)