Forum Rocket Chinese Chinese Vocab 电(Diàn)=electricity; electric, 梯(Tī)=ladder, steps, stairs. What do you think 电梯(Diàntī) mean?

电(Diàn)=electricity; electric, 梯(Tī)=ladder, steps, stairs. What do you think 电梯(Diàntī) mean?

John-H8

John-H8

电(Diàn)=electricity; electric, 梯(Tī)=ladder, steps, stairs. What do you think 电梯(Diàntī) mean?
gabriela91

gabriela91

Would it mean: Escalator?
Robert-C7

Robert-C7

I think 电梯 (Diàntī) = elevator though escalator makes more sense.
John-H8

John-H8

Hi Gabriela and Robert, Thank you for your reply. Robert is right. 电梯 (Diàntī) = elevator/lift. 自动楼梯 (Zìdònglóutī)=escalator
Robert-C7

Robert-C7

OK, that makes sense. 自动 (Zìdòng) = automatic and 楼梯 (lóutī) = stairs, staircase

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