Like in Western culture, each number has their unique meaning in Chinese culture. Some are thought to be auspicious and some are inauspicious according to the pronunciation of the number and the similarity of it with another word. The Most Auspicious Numbers: 6, 8, 9: Six, eight and nine are regarded as the luckiest numbers in China.
All of their homophones have auspicious meanings. The number 6 pronounced as 'Liu' means smooth and well-off. So when choosing telephone numbers, people like more number 6s in it.
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In Chinese culture, it is associated with the Emperor of China. You can see the Emperor's robes have nine dragons and the Beijing Forbidden City has totally 9, and a half rooms. For lovers, 99, , or roses are usually sent to present the eternal love. So when mention the number 4, the Chinese people usually associate it with death.
Another inauspicious number is seven which have the meaning of gone. So in daily life, Chinese people usually avoid to use the number. You can see that when Chinese people choose a number for their telephone, 4 and 7 are most disliked by them. Meanings for Other Numbers: 0, 1, 2, 3, 5 Zero - Means everything or nothing. It is limitless. Chinese people think everything begins with 0.
One — means the first. It is the simplest number but also the most complex one in terms of its cultural meaning in Chinese culture. It is neither auspicious nor inauspicious. People use it to name the winner.
It also has the meaning of beginning, loneliness, single. In most cases, it is a lucky number in Chinese culture as Chinese people think all good things com in pairs.
But in some areas, people use this number to describe someone is stupid and reckless which is ironic. You can see the number 3 is greatly used in Chinese culture, history and more: There are three gorges of Yangtze River; Three Sages and Three Kingdoms in Chinese history; three halls of Forbidden City in Beijing… Five — a neutral number in Chinese culture.
It is lucky as it usually related to the Emperor of China.
There are five blessings in China - wealth, happiness, longevity, luck and prosperity. It's a delicious-looking piglet—how lucky!
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