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Why Chinese Don’t Like Number 4
by Miss Lim Mandarin (MAMA)
Saturday, 8 October 2022
Why Chinese Don’t Like Number 4? Unlucky?
Due to the Chinese language, the number 4 has a similar sound to “die” so the Chinese think the number 4 is unlucky.
Number 4 is pronounced as sì, while die is pronounced as sí
Number 4 is pronounced as sei3, while die is pronounced as sei2
Number 4 is pronounced as xì, while die is pronounced as xì
How Chinese Replace Number 4?
Chinese will replace number 4 with 3A. You can see number 3A in hotels, residential properties, number plates, and even lifts.
Miss Lim has coached over 5000+ students in learning Malaysian Mandarin. She is a certified HRDCorp trainer and able to speak 5 languages which are Mandarin, Hokkien, Bahasa Malaysia, English, and Cantonese.
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