4 meaning in chinese

4 meaning in chinese


Even though 4 has derogatory connotation in Chinese, it seems to be very popular in Chinese culture, especially to express some religious ideology. For example, Four Greatness (the greatest natural power that human should abide by) in Buddhism refers to Earth, Water, Fire and Wind, while Tao, Heaven, Earth and Human are the Four Greatness of Taoism.

four translate: (數字)四, 四人賽艇隊;四人賽艇. Learn more in the Cambridge English-Chinese traditional Dictionary.

The Chinese word for four (四, pinyin: sì, jyutping: sei 3), sounds quite similar to the word for death (死, pinyin: sǐ, jyutping: sei 2), in many varieties of Chinese.Similarly, the Sino-Japanese, Sino-Korean and Sino-Vietnamese words for four, shi (し, Japanese) and sa (사, Korean), sound similar or identical to death in each language (see Korean numerals, Japanese numerals, Vietnamese ...

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The Chinese avoid using the number 4 in all areas of life, not wishing to invite the bad luck associated with this number. Superstition of Number 4 Meaning in Feng Shui The superstition surrounding the number 4 is so prevalent in China that people go to some rather extreme lengths to avoid using it.