Why is four an unlucky number in China?
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The number “four” sounds similar to the word for “death”. This same thing holds true for many forms of spoken Chinese, Sino-Japanese and Sino-Korean. All these Asian cultures share significant historical and cultural ties, particularly with the Chinese language. Hence, this is the reason why numbers and objects which have names that are homophones for words “death” and “suffering” are typically considered unlucky in these cultures.