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Do some cultures have their own unlucky numbers?

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05/05/2014

Yes some cultures do have unlucky numbers.

French is 9

America,England,Australia and some more is 13

Russia is 6

German is 4

China is 8

New Zealand is 3

I'm pretty sure theres more but i dont know them

Actually the number 8 in China is considered to be lucky, due to the sound is similar to words the stand for good fortune.

However in most East Asian countries the number 4 is considered unlucky as the way it's read "shi" is the same sound as the symbol that stands for "death".

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it's pronounced "si", no "shi"