Happy and unlucky numbers in China

Chinese numerology and the meaning of numbers in the Middle Kingdom

Number two in China

The attitude towards an even two is also very ambiguous.. One side, 2 - unlucky number in China. It is with a two that contradictions and conflicts begin. This is a symbol of that, that everything in the world is divided into black and white, Yin and yang. However, opposites can not only come into conflict, but also complement each other. Yin and Yang are able to merge into a single symbol. Therefore, at the same time the number 2 - this is a sign of marriage, love and harmony. It is very common to see the hieroglyph at Chinese wedding ceremonies, to which this number is transmitted in the letter.

Also, according to popular belief, numeral 2 - it is also a symbol of the moon, which personifies indecision and uncertainty. Human, born on the second, deuce will constantly lead you astray and pull in different directions.

How to live without a four

A person who grew up in Japan doesn't need to be explained, why you should avoid numbers 4. By the way, the second unlucky number among the Japanese is 9, since in pronunciation it is consonant with the word "torment". In this regard, the number 49 in this country they don't like even more, because it is associated not only with death, but with mortal torment.

But there are areas, who have not absorbed local superstitions, eg, standard account system and doing business with foreigners. Everyone here has to adjust. If somewhere in the name of the street a four unsuccessfully crept in and property prices went down because of this, then the interested parties will simply get the local authorities, to be removed. Sometimes you can't just throw out numbers from the numbering 4 or 14. In such cases, block numbers in residential complexes can be replaced with 3A or 13A..

Another industry, in which the consequences of tetraphobia are clearly visible - mobile communication. Cell phone numbers are generated in order from a specific range, and operators cannot, at will, simply skip combinations they do not like. If a, sure, they want to sell more SIM cards. What to do with the numbers, which end in 4 or have too many fours? They are also sold, but at reduced prices.

When it comes to mobile phones as devices, then the trick of reducing the cost for models with "wrong" numbering is not suitable. When Nokia was still a significant player in the communications market, she just didn't use the number 4 to designate models, which were sold in Asian markets.

Beijing claimed to host the Summer Olympics 2000 of the year, but then Sydney won. Next games in 2004 China did not want to host a year, therefore did not submit a tender. It is assumed, that the reason for the refusal to fight for OI-2004 was precisely the attitude of a significant part of the population to the four. China missed one Olympic cycle, and eventually hosted the Olympics 2008 of the year. Circumstances were the best - the eight in Chinese culture is considered a lucky number.

What are Chinese Lucky Numbers?

Many of us around the world have heard and believed in lucky numbers. Numbers, which mean prosperity, good luck and favorable circumstances in our life. it, certainly, a famous tradition in Chinese culture, look at numbers and decide, whether they are favorable or unfavorable (what does happy or unlucky mean). Chinese Lucky Numbers are being decided, based on the sound of the word and no matter, Does he rhyme with a positive word in the Chinese dictionary.

In one culture, certain numbers may be considered lucky., in others - vice versa, unhappy. According to Chinese belief, each number has its own individual meaning, influence and power.

Even numbers are considered luckier in China, than odd, since even numbers are associated with the energy of the living, and the odd ones - the energy of the dead. Exception - four («4»): even though it is an even number, but it, like in Japan (cm. higher), consonant with the hieroglyph "death". A typical Chinese would hardly want to become the owner of apartment number 4, phone number, ending in 4, or car, whose number contains a digit 4. The Chinese in every possible way avoid the four.

Number 14 also considered negative in terms of energy, and 13, since the sum of its digits is reduced to the number four: 1 + 3 = 4. In many business centers, Chinese-owned, who practice Taoism, in elevators, usually, no corresponding floors; most often they are replaced by the following numbers. In Hong Kong, it is a rule to skip all negative floor numbers altogether..

In China, unlike Japan, if they give a gift in the form of cash, then they usually try to give an even amount, because. an odd amount of money is associated with a donation for a funeral.

In Russia, eg, it is customary to bring an even number of flowers to funerals and commemorations (usually, carnation); and a living person is given a bouquet of an odd amount. An even number of flowers in Russia is, kind, wish the deceased an easy "life" in the afterlife.

The values ​​of each of the numbers from 1 to 9 in China:

"1" - masculinity, a new beginning, loneliness.

"2" - symbolizes pairs, considered a lucky number. The Chinese even have an expression: "All good things are doubled". Two is an unambiguously positive number for the Chinese.

"3" - associated with birth. Overall a favorable figure.

"4" is the most unlucky, negative number for Chinese (the reason is discussed above).

"5" - symbolizes 5 elements: wood, Fire, land, metal and water, which are related to the "heavenly trunks" of the Chinese cyclic calendar. That is why the top five («5») - positive figure, though odd.

"6" - the Chinese associate with happiness and business, revered as a very lucky number.

"7" - associated with a sense of unity, but odd, and therefore viewed by the Chinese and as happy, and as an unlucky number; but the Japanese love the seven much more.

«8». Eight is the luckiest number for all Chinese people. Sounds, as "wealth" and "prosperity". Chinese people are often willing to pay huge sums of money for a phone number., car number or apartment number, in which there is a digit 8 (and 9). Besides, the shape of the figure eight resembles an infinity sign, and therefore, the Chinese associate the eight with a never ending flow of money, that go to a business or person, whichever, where this number is used.

Case in point: summer olympic games 2008 years in Beijing were declared open 08.08.08 in 08:08.08 (PM). Six eights! The Chinese believed, that it will bring good luck to their national team (that's what happened: China had the most gold medals and, Consequently, 1-e place in the unofficial team competition).

"9" - associated with immortality, longevity, happiness; also a very lucky number. The happiest combination is 98.

This knowledge can be quite applied., eg, when building and doing business with Chinese. It is worth trying to offer them a service with 8, but not 4 in accounts; in hotels to offer the Chinese rooms with an eight in the room. They will be very happy about it.!

  • Chinese lucky number 1
  • Chinese lucky number 2
  • Chinese lucky number 3
  • Chinese lucky number 6
  • Chinese lucky number 7
  • Chinese lucky number 8
  • Chinese lucky number 9

Traditional numerology

In classical Chinese numerology, the number 6 has a philosophical or even mystical meaning. She is associated with space, space and time. We divide three-dimensional space into six directions. (top, through, right, left, forward, back). We divide the day into four time periods (morning, day, evening, night) six hours each.

Hence the basic idea of ​​the number 6 Is harmony and balance. Six is ​​associated with the Great Sky, although in the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, the six is ​​almost never found. This is her peculiarity - classical culture loves her, but in architecture he still prefers numbers 8 and 9.

However, all this does not apply to the everyday life of ordinary Chinese.

Interesting Facts:

  • The opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games was held in 2008 year 8 August in 8 hours 8 minutes 8 seconds.
  • There is only one time zone in China and its name includes a number 8 — UTC+08:00.
  • IN 2008 year in China was born 170 million children, it's on 5 million more than in the previous year.
  • 168 sounds like eternal success (All the way). China's largest e-commerce company, Alibaba, is named 1688 (Yаo-liu-bа-bа) – www.1688.com.
  • 514 (wu yao si) consonant with the phrase "I'm dying" - 我 要死(wo yao si).
  • 7456 (qi si wu liu) consonant with the phrase "You annoy me" 氣死 我 了(qi si wo le).
  • 520 (wu er ling) consonant with the phrase "I love you" - 我 愛 你 (wo ai ni).

Counting words: what is it and what is it used for

For residents of Russia, who study Chinese, the concept of "counting words" may seem unusual

But if you pay attention, then they are also in Russian and often stand between the number itself and the object, which calculates. These can be the words "sheets" - 3 sheet of paper, "Couple" - 2 a pair of boots, "Pieces"

There are many more countable words in Chinese - a separate word for each group of nouns. When using a number and a counting word at the same time, phrases are formed according to such a conditional formula: numeral + counting word + noun.

On that, which counting word to choose, the signs of several items may be affected - their size, the form, state.

If no countable word matches a noun (hieroglyph), then you can use universal counting words, which may indicate the generality of the word or its neutrality.

They, who just started learning Chinese, must remember, that the counting number is mandatory, if there is a number and a noun next to it. If hieroglyphs, eg, translated, as "two friends", then with the counting word the literal translation will be as follows "two pieces of a friend".

Numeral 6 in Chinese history

Six is ​​very important for the history of the country. An entire era in Chinese history is called the Six Dynasties.. It was not the most pleasant time, when China was split into many kingdoms, who fought each other.

But more often the six is ​​associated with the era of the Warring States.. This was before the unification of the country, when the seven states of China were constantly at war with each other. This moment is described in the book "Shi Ji" in the chapter "Chronology of the Six Kingdoms". You ask now: “Why six, because there were seven kingdoms?”.

Now we perceive the era of the Warring States as a confrontation between seven states, and contemporaries thought differently. They did not even like to remember the kingdom of Qin and did not consider it a worthy contender for leadership. The Qin kingdom had barbaric roots, and it was relatively weak. therefore, ancient historians speak about six kingdoms.

But fate decreed otherwise, and it was the Qin kingdom that all the others conquered. Its ruler Qin Shi Huang Ti became the first emperor of all China, he is still on the list of the most famous Chinese. He built the Great Wall of China and the Terracotta Army. It was the cultural distance from other kingdoms that allowed Qin to develop its ideology, distinct from Confucianism. And this ideology has already given them advantages on the battlefield..

The first unification of the country is a very important moment in the history of China, and the six played an important role in this event.

Have a nice trip to China, and read about the numbers in this country in the blog (links below).

Numbers in Chinese from 11 to 100

Formation of numbers to 99 has its own characteristics. It's easy to remember the rules.

Figures from 11 to 19 form as follows: symbol 十(10) put before the number, which stands for units, ie. if we want to speak Chinese 12, it turns out ten two.

Formation examples:

  • 11 – Eleven
  • 12 – Twelve
  • 13 – Thirteen
  • 14 – Fourteen
  • 15 – Fifteen
  • 16 – Sixteen
  • 17 – Seventeen
  • 18 – Eighteen
  • 19 – Nineteen

How to write tens

For this, a Chinese character is put., denoting "ten", and in front of him is another hieroglyph, which denotes the number of tens. After the sign "10" one is put.

Formation example:

20 – Twenty

30 – Thirty

70 – Seventy

44 - Forty-four

73 – Seventy-three

39 - thirty-nine

If you need to say "100", then the hieroglyph is put 一百 (yībǎi), which in translation means "the first hundred".

Mobile number

If a person's activities are associated with frequent phone calls, then he is advised to pay attention to the combination of numbers in the phone number. Psychologists note, that people are more likely to answer calls, outgoing from the number, containing 7 and 9, and this is no coincidence, because these numbers contribute to material and spiritual growth

Besides numbers 7 and 9, the room must contain at least one unit and three. The first will help develop the makings of a leader, and the second will allow you to direct any energy in a positive direction.

Using the meanings of all numbers in Feng Shui, you can change your destiny for the better and achieve what you want.

Lucky number in China

The most favorable number in Chinese numerology is the eight., it is a symbol of the highest harmony and prosperity. This figure is indicated by the same hieroglyph, like the verb "get rich". And since in its form the number also resembles an infinity sign, it also personifies the incessant flow of wealth. It is no coincidence that the grand opening of the Beijing Olympics took place on August 8 2008 exactly in 8 hours 8 minutes 8 seconds, and China dialing code is a number 86.

The cult of numbers 8 permeates all Chinese philosophy and religion. for example, in mythology there is a concept of eight divine winds. Traces of the veneration of the figure eight can be found in traditional Chinese architecture, painting and even versification. In Buddhism 8 is also an important sacred number. Despite, that at present the activity of Buddhist communities on the territory of the PRC is strictly prohibited, this religion has greatly influenced the culture and mentality of the Chinese. According to Buddhist beliefs, to attain Nirvana, the believer must follow the Noble Eightfold Path, abandoned all their worldly desires. Dharma wheel, symbolizing the liberation from the next reincarnations in Sansara, also often depicted with eight spokes.

So that the good never runs out, there should be as many eights as possible, or they must be combined with other lucky numbers. Three eights is a tripling of wealth and all kinds of benefits. The number is also held in the same respect. 168, the hieroglyphs that form it can be read as "the path of prosperity".

Numerology in China has become the basis of marketing. In order to attract customers, many companies and stores try to use the number 8 in their phone numbers or names.

Knowing about the attitude of the Chinese to numerical symbols, you can easily endear the locals to you. To do this, during communication, pay attention to the numbers and try to highlight the most successful of them.

Important combinations

In addition to just numbers, Taoist numerology also distinguishes various combinations. For instance 13, 20 and 21. Let's talk about them in more detail.

My number 13. Number 13, from which the entire western part of society is in awe, in China, nothing more than the unification of the energies of their favorite numbers one and three. The unit in this combination represents the beginning, gives motivation for development and has bright leadership inclinations.

The troika is responsible for tireless optimism and enthusiasm., as well as creativity and creativity. Together they become a symbol of efficiency and tribute to traditions.. The sum of these figures in 13 looks like four, but you shouldn't be afraid, just listen to your intuition more often. Frequently appearing number 13 in life prepares a person for some kind of karma-cleansing changes.

Twenty. If my number 20, then keep in mind, that two in twenty denotes duality, balance, ability to adapt, cooperate. Zero are spiritual aspects, my own self. Merge 2 and 0 means blessing the universe. When my number 20 or a number constantly appears on the path of life 20, it could mean, that some beneficial changes await you, which you do not know yet. Continue to be positive and easy about life., so the quick catch will overtake you.

My hair dryer number 21. Congratulations, this is a very interesting number. My number 21 full of communication and charm. Leadership, independence and uniqueness, all these are traits of one in number 21, from two, it absorbed the ability for partnership and effective interaction.

Number repetition 21 will bring new opportunities and directions for development into your life. Trust in fate, she is on your side, and the upcoming changes promise only good. Numerology feng shui presents 21 as 7 multiplied by three. 7 and 3 in ancient China were sacred numbers, so 21 considered the happiest of the odd.

This is how she is, magic numbers according to feng shui. And believe her or not, this is everyone's choice. You won't lose anything anyway, getting to know Chinese numerology a little closer.

Lucky numbers and their combinations

To summarize the above:

  • there is nothing more favorable than "eight" and "nine";
  • bring luck "one", "Six", "Seven";
  • "Couple", sitting in front of a good number, promises good luck in business.

Using symbolic meanings of numbers, easy to find a favorable numbering for the car, choose apartment and phone number:

  • any combination is favorable with "1", «6», «8»;
  • win-win set, meaning constant growth of wealth, - "6" and "8";
  • easy money promises "2" and "8";
  • quickness and ease of receiving funds - "2", «8», «8»;
  • the inevitability of getting rich profits - "7" and "8";
  • hard work will receive a decent reward - "4" and "8";
  • any options are successful for the numbers "7", «8», «9».

In traditional culture

Six in the culture of China is presented extremely positively. Is considered, that a happy person should have "six relatives", that is, happiness is when a person has relatives: father, mother, brother, sister, wife and child.

I will also remember six classical Chinese arts.: etiquette, music, archery, reading, writing and mathematics. In ancient China, all of this was considered an art form for a noble person - that, what he must own well.

Here we see the difference between the concept of "art" in Chinese and European civilizations.. The word “art” means theater and music. In China, this is a broader concept..

For instance, calligraphy is a real art in China. If you bought a beautiful painted hieroglyph in China, then you may be stopped at customs, because the creativity of calligraphers is valued here no less, than paintings by artists. Stock up on checks from the store, to prove the legal origin of this work of calligraphy.

Chinese lucky numbers

  • Chinese lucky numbers
  • Numeral 6
  • Numeral 8
  • Numeral 9
  • Numbers 2, 5, 7

Chinese numbers

Like any other people, Chinese history is riddled with many superstitions and legends. One of them is the belief in the magic of numbers.. China considers, that certain numbers can bring happiness, good luck and prosperity. This knowledge often helps to win over local residents.. The luckiest numbers are: 6,8,9. Each of them has its own designation and contributes to the acquisition and growth of positive energy.

The inhabitants of the Celestial Empire believe, that even numbers are considered more favorable, as they are associated with living energy. The odd ones are closer to dead. But it does not mean, that they have a negative meaning. Consider them depending on the situation..

Numbers 2, 5, 7

Besides the three luckiest numbers, there are more neutral. These include 2, 5 and 7.

Numeral 2 associated with lovers. She brings love and harmony to relationships.. At the same time, it symbolizes the beginning of conflicts and contradictions.. Means indecision and self-doubt. Therefore, it is estimated ambiguously.

Numeral 5. Associated with 5 components: water, land, by fire, wood and metal. Each of the components is associated with a Chinese cyclic calendar. therefore, even though she's odd too, is more positive, than negative.

Numeral 7. Denotes unity. But since she is odd, can be interpreted in different ways.

From numbers, which bring unhappiness highlight 4. She is a symbol of death and is excluded almost everywhere. for example, Chinese elevators do not have a fourth floor button at all.

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Five and Emperors of China

The number "5" has always been associated with emperors. Five emperors of ancient times: Huang Di. (inventor of writing), Zhuan-xu (inventor of the calendar), Wild (inventor of musical instruments), Yao (savior of the people from drought and flood) and Shun (channel builder).

A small note. The first on the list above is Huang Di or the Yellow Emperor. Do not confuse him with Qin Shi Huang, the builder of the Terracotta Army and the Great Wall of China.. Of course Qin Shi Huang is a great ruler and one of the most famous Chinese people in the world, but in the list of "legendary" he still does not fall.

By the way, all of the above five characters are considered mythical. But probably, they existed, or they had real historical prototypes. Chinese archaeologists and historians are now actively establishing the truth.

At the main gate of Wumen (Noon gate) there were five arches in the Forbidden City. Let me remind you, that the central arch was only for the emperor, right of her for members of the imperial family, left for high-ranking officials, and two extreme ones for all other visitors.

And remember, that the fifth symbolic animal in the Chinese zodiac is the dragon, which has always been considered a symbol of the emperors of China.

Five stars on the flag of China

This is a very big mystery – why are there five gold stars on the flag of China? The official version sounds like this: "Five stars symbolize the unity of the people of China under the rule of the Communist Party". And an explanation: “The Big Star is the Communist Party, and four small ones are the working class, peasantry, small and national intelligentsia. " This version doesn't look very nice..

There are other opinions. The first is that the stars represent the five ethnic groups., living in the PRC - Han, Manchus, tibetans, Mongols and dicks

Attention! The latter is the name of the people, living in northwest China

Another version – five was specially used, to show the continuity of the modern state among the emperors.

It is amazing, that the meaning of the symbols on the flag has several interpretations. The flag for the Chinese is of great importance, remember at least the lifting ceremony in Tiananmen Square.

Adverse Feng Shui Combinations

Unacceptable combinations:

  • large monetary losses, tantamount to easy death will bring "2" and "4";
  • scare off money - "5" and "8";
  • threaten with fire "2" and "7", "9" and "5";
  • business can go bust - "6" and "4";

expectations about the profitability of the event will not come true - "5" and "6".

The ability to combine numbers correctly can bring real luck and happiness into your life.. But the versatility of Eastern teaching requires a lot of attention when interpreting certain number combinations.. Though, by and large, luck in life is in the hands of the person himself and directly depends on his perseverance on the way to the goal. Go forward, do not stop there, and feng shui to help you.

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