Lucky and Unlucky numbers in China

Numbers have always played a significant role in Chinese culture. People in China traditionally associate fortune with numbers.
Lucky numbers: 0,1,2,6,8,9
Unlucky numbers: 4, 7

A Chinese legend which is related to the number 7
when the Jade Emperor on the Heaven knew that his beloved daughter, Weaving Maid, married to a poor cowherd and lived a happy life, he made the Milky Way by his magic power to separate the lovers. After that, only on the seventh day of the seven month each year, the Cowherd and the Weaving Maid got a chance to meet each other on the Magpies Bridge which was formed over the Milky Way by a large number of magpies. Therefore, July 7th is regarded as the Chinese Valentine’s Day.

8 thoughts on “Lucky and Unlucky numbers in China

    • The number 9 (九, Pinyin: jiŭ), was historically associated with the Emperor of China.
      Number 2: Two (二, èr) is a good number in Chinese culture. There is a Chinese saying, “good things come in pairs”

  1. Charlie says:


    That means I loved listening to the chinese music on the ipod in the ,Mandarin lesson.

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