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The Concept of Luck
   2015-09-02 12:11:48    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Liu Ranran

 

Have you noticed how people tell you they¡¯re not superstitious as they check their daily horoscope?

Or how the last seats to be sold on a flight are in row 13? Well, it¡¯s not just Americans who are superstitious. In some buildings in China, there¡¯s no 4th, 14th or 24th floor because in mandarin Chinese ¡®four¡¯ sounds like death. In Hong Kong elevator buttons can go as high as 25 in a 21 story building. That¡¯s after skipping 13 and all the ¡®fours¡¯. Here are some other Chinese superstitions¡­

An American in Beijing wanted a SIM card and chose the cheapest one. But in China, a cheap SIM card means a cellphone number full of unlucky ¡®fours¡¯. Phone numbers containing lucky numbers are more expensive. The Chinese SIM card didn¡¯t fit his phone, but when he took it back he was told the real cause of the problem was choosing a cellphone number that included the number four!  

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