Chinese Lucky Numbers

Chinese lucky numbersIn Chinese culture, some numbers are believed to be auspicious. Because their number names are similar to some Chinese word. While the other number are considered bad luck because of their name sound like the Chinese world that means bad things. In Chinese, the 6, 8 and 9 are considered as the best lucky numbers, because their names sound similar to words that have positive meanings.


Number Two

Chinese lucky numbersThe number 2 (二 or 兩, 双) is most often considered a good number in Chinese culture. There is a Chinese saying: "good things come in pairs(好事成双)". It is common to use doublesymbols in product brandnames, such as double happiness, double coin and double elephants. In Cantonese, two is homophone of the character for "easy" (易). In Northern China, the number, when used as an adjective, can also mean "stupid". So in northern China, when people say you are Two, he or she means that you are stupid in doing something. 250 is the number that means somebody is fool and not beviour well.


Number Three

Chinese lucky numbersThe number 3 (Chinese word: 叁or 三) sounds similar to the character for "birth" (生, Pinyin: shēn), and is considered a lucky number



Number Five

Chinese lucky numbersThe number 5 (Chinese word: 伍or 五) is associated with the five elements (Water, Fire, Earth, Wood, and Metal) in Chinese philosophy, and in turn was historically associated with the Emperor of China. For example, the Tiananmen gate, being the main thoroughfare to the Forbidden City, has five arches. It is also referred to as the pronoun "I" citation needed, as the pronunciations of "I" (我and 吾) and 5 are similar in Mandarin.


Number Six

Chinese lucky numbersThe number 6 (Chinese word: 陆 or 六) in Mandarin is pronounced the same as "liu" (溜, Pinyin: liù) and similar to "fluid" (流, Pinyin: liú) and is therefore considered good for business. The number 6 also represents happiness. In Cantonese, this number is a homophone for blessings (祿 Lok). In I-Ching, the number 6 stands for "yin".


Number Seven

Chinese lucky numbersThe number 7 (Chinese word: 柒 or 七) symbolizes "togetherness". It is a lucky number for relationships. It is also recognized as the luckiest number in the West, and is one of the rare numbers that is great in both Chinese and many Western cultures. It is a lucky number in Chinese culture, because it sounds alike to the Chinese character 起 (Pinyin: qǐ) meaning arise.



Number Eight

Chinese lucky numbersThe word for "eight" (Chinese word; 捌 or 八) sounds similar to the word which means "prosper" or "wealth" (發 – short for "發財", Pinyin: fā). In regional dialects the words for "eight" and "fortune" are also similar, e.g. Cantonese "baat3" and "faat3". There is also a visual A total of 43 intermediate floor numbers are omitted from 39 Conduit Road: those missing include 14, 24, 34, 54, 64, all floors between 40 and 49; the floor number which follows 68 is 88


Number 9

Chinese lucky numbersThe number 9 (Chinese word: 玖 or 九), was historically associated with the Emperor of China, and the number was frequently used in matters relating to the Emperor, before the establishment of the imperial examinations officials were organized in the nine-rank system, the nine bestowments were rewards the Emperor made for officials of extraordinary capacity and loyalty, while the nine familial exterminations was one of the harshest punishments the Emperor sentenced; the Emperor's robes often had nine dragons, and Chinese mythology held that the dragon has nine children. It also symbolizes harmony. Moreover, the number 9 is a homophone of the word for "longlasting" (久), and as such is often used in weddings.s.