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Friday, December 9, 2011

The Chinese perception on number eight.

The people of China are naturally superstitious human beings. As it has been established, even the smallest of things can be an act of superstition for a serious gambler. This involves the choice of numbers and some specific behaviors. The Chinese people are very much into number. Almost every numeric symbol has a meaning. Primaly, the number eight is considered lucky. Its infinite structure is relative to prosperity based on Chine beliefs. Red is a lucky colour for Chinese people.

For Chinese people, the lucky letters and numbers are were A, S and 8. The unlucky were F, Z and 4. Reasons for the perceived lucky for the number are based on homonym and phonetics. In Chinese culture, certain number are believed by some to be auspicious or inauspicious based on the Chinese word that the number name sounds similar to. Some Chinese people regard these beliefs to be superstitions. Lucky number are based on Chinese words that sounds similar to other Chinese words. 6, 8 and 9 are believed to have auspicious meanings because their names sound similar to words thah have positive meanings.

Besides that, number for 8 Chinese is people involved with a number of interesting mathematical phenomena related to the notion Bott Periodicity. A figure 8 is the common name of a geometric shape. For Chinese, number 8 is a considered lucky just like 7 considered in west. Come as number surprise that the Olympic games in China start on 8 August 2008. In China, you have to pay extra to have number 8 in your phone number or license plate.

So, why 8 considered lucky in mind Chinese people? The main reason has to do with pronunciation of the world for the number 8 in China. It is a perfect symmetrical shape. Its refer to perfectly balance. In Chinese Astrology, perfectly balance is considered the ideal. According to Chinese the date 8 August 2008 is in the year of the rat, month of the monkey and day of the dragon. That means the three Chinese zodiac animal signs are perfectly compatible with each other. From the science of number, we learn that the number 8 is the vibration of prosperity, vastness, balance and progression, number 8 pronounced ‘ba’ sound close to ‘fa’ which mean ‘prosper’..

Besides, if you’re Chinese, the number 8 not only signifies or portends prosperity but confidence and money worth even millions, means ‘prosper’ and ‘wealth’ in rasional dialects the words for and fortune are also similar. Other than that, Chinese people think number 8 was so lucky because the opening ceremony of the summer Olympics in Beijing began on 8 August 2008 at 8 seconds and 8 minutes past 8 PM.

Did you know that 8 August 2008 is considered equally as lucky especially in Chinese culture and Chinese wedding especially? The number 8 and the month of August are great to get married in because it is summer and many out of towners may be able to travel to your wedding. Additionally, if you lay and on its side, it represents the symbol for infinity the Chinese believe that the number 8 can give chance for luck and wealth, weddings held on this lucky will be lavish and lush.

Chine culture is very interesting, considering the lucky and unlucky numbers. They have many beliefs into whether or not the numbers are considered lucky and unlucky. The number 8 in the Chinese language sounds like ‘good fortune’.

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