Chinese Lucky, and Unlucky, Numbers
I see from the papers that a significant number of properties are bought by Chinese Investors.
Also I have noticed many visits to my web site are referred from Australian based Chinese language website oursteps.com.au
So for all my fellow Gweilos’ (Ghost men) here is a quick guide to checking if the street number of the new house block you are buying is, or isn’t, auspicious.
Best Number is 8 八, which signifies Money
Could add thousands to your house price!
Worst number is 4 四, when spoken sounds like Death
Get in some lifts in china and you will find no fourth floor, or 14th floor!
3 三 – The Mandarin word sounds like “life”.
9 九 – Sounds like the phrase longlasting, also associated with the emperor.
5 (五 Associated with the word “Not”
13 – Although a Western Superstition this has been adopted by some Chinese
A repeated auspicious number like 88 is extremely auspicious
The first number can multiply the effect of an auspicious number – 28 means “Double Money” and 38 means ‘Triple Money’.
5 can negate the effect of an inauspicious number so 54 can become ‘Not Death”
Also check out some Aussie Feng Shui