Funny Chinese Culture — the missing 4

don’t have 4th floor

The number 4 is considered an unlucky number in Chinese, because of its similar pronunciation to the word “death”. Therefore, in many cases You will find the number omitted. For example, many buildings in China will not have a fourth or fourteenth floor.

When choosing telephone numbers or license plate numbers, people will often avoid the number, instead they will choose the number 8, which is considered a lucky number.

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