8(八, bā)’s pronunciation is similar to
發財(fā cái) has the meaning “to earn
9(九, ji )’s pronunciation is similar to
九 has the meaning “perfect”.
久(ji ) has the meaning “lasts long”.
This video shows how much significance
Chinese impose on lucky number 8
6(六, liù | lù)’s pronunciation is
similar to 流 (liú).
流 (liú) has the meaning “It’s going well
Especially 66 has the meaning “It’s
going very well”.
It’s because the numbers (8, 9, 6)
have the similar pronunciation of
the letter which have a good
It is because of the same reason as
4(사, sa) has the similar
pronunciation as 死(사, sa)
Korean focuses less on the numbers
How about Japanese?
Japanese rarely care about the
How about US?
Chinese sell the vehicle plate number
and the phone number which include a
lot of 8, 6.
In Taobao.com 1391-880-8888 was sold at
In EachNet.com 135-8585-8585 was sold
at $1.2 million
The numbers that have 4 might be sold
Previously, in China, people get the car
Nowadays, the numbers that have 4 are
not issued because those who got the
In China, some hotels use “G” instead of
“14” for displaying the floor.
14(一四) has the similar pronunciation
with 要死 that has the meaning “to want
In Korea, they also sometimes replace 4
to some shapes like star.
In Korea, they have preference for some
numbers but they do not sell number like
Korean care less about numbers than Chinese.