This is a simple little book that will provide you with some helpful phrases and words to get around during a stay in China.
Lucky numbers are based on Chinese words that sound similar to other Chinese words. The numbers 6, 8, and 9 are believed to have auspicious meanings because they sound similar to words that have positive meanings.
The number 6 in Mandarin is pronounced the same as"liu" and it similar to "fluid” or “smooth” and is therefore considered good for business.
The word for "eight" sounds similar to the word which means "prosper" or "wealth".
The number 9 is a homophone of the word for "long lasting" and as such is often used in weddings.
Number 4 is considered an unlucky number in Chinese because it is nearly homophonous to the word "death". In East Asia, some buildings do not have a 4th floor.