Google
 
Web discover-jp.blogspot.com

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Luck and Unlucky Number

There are numbers in every country, and some of numbers have special meaning. Here, Japan also has special numbers which stand for good luck and bad luck.


Lucky Number…8 (Hachi) and 7(Nana)

“8” is written as “八” in Kanji. 八 is considered “末広がり(Suehirogari)” from its shape which widens toward the end. Suehirogari is to become more and more prosperous as time goes.

Lucky “7” comes from Western culture, and Japanese also likes to choose 7 in any occasion.


Unlucky Number…4(yon/shi), 9 (kyu, ku)

“4” is pronounced “yon” or “shi” which is used differently depending on things. Especially, the sound “Shi” has the same pronunciation with “死” which means die, so people are in the habit of not using “4” in hospitals and congratulations occasions.

“9” is pronounced “kyu” or “ku” which is used differently depending on things. The sound “ku” has the same pronunciation with “苦” which means pain or suffering. So, “49(yonjûkyu/shijûku)” is a super unlucky number because it means “die with pain”.

55 comments:

Pierre-Yann said...

What do you mean with "not using 4 or 9"? Is it just like not using it in room number? Or it's even not good to use these when speaking?

In France, we have the 13 number. For some people it is an unlucky number, for the other a lucky one!

Anonymous said...

hehe.. I guess chinese and Japanese has similar lucky numbers.

8 - is the same. Prosperity.
4 - Death.
3 - Kill (this one is dialect)
9 - Long. Can be longlivity. Or a long time.

That's all i can think of. :)

fumiya said...

Nice to meet you. wandering on internet, i found your great blog.

anyway, I didn't know the meaning of the number 9, though i'm a japanese. its topic is interesting.

ross said...

Over here the number 7 is considered lucky. 13 is considered unlucky. Many have a superstition that a friday the 13th is a real bad or unlucky day. However it never has been for me. I can not remember the reasons for these particular numbers. My "favorite" number has always been 21, although I don't know why. I was also born on the 21st, but I don't think that is it.

Rob said...

^^;; incidently my lucky number is 44 lol.

Rob said...

Ross>> x.x I broke my leg on SATURDAY th 14th, lol.

Anonymous said...

i cant get enough of your music background. I've been replaying it again and again.

I really like your blog!

kayanon said...

pierre-yann>
which number is lucky in France?


piccola>
Yeah, that is because of Kanji we use. 33 is not prefered a lot in japan cuz it means hard time from its sound, "Sanzan(散々)".


fumiya>
Nice to meet you too, and thanks for your first comment. I wonder if you are the one who sent me e-mail the other day about Japanese economic or something. It is becaus the person is a Kansai or Kansai Gaigo University. Was it you?


ross>
I know the reason why 13 is unlucky number and a movie about Friday 13th, I forgot the title though. My lucky number is 25 because I was born on August 25th!


rob>
hahaha, never mind rob. I know some American baseball players wear unlucky number on their back which sometimes makes me think...,but who knows. Did you break your leg?? How? Are you Okey??


phantasma>
Thank you for your comment! You mean you liked the backgrond music? That was composed by father actually.

fumiya said...

no,I didn't e-mail. the person who sent it is another, maybe.
BTW, your english's very organized. have you studied abroad?

Anonymous said...

I don't think we have lucky numbers in France, just 13 for some person who think it is lucky and not unlucky.

By the way, I also created a blog.
Pierre-Yann

Debt Help said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
kayanon said...

fumiya>
Ok, that was another person. Thanks for your compliment. Well, I have studied in Canada once. The term I stayed there was not enough to improve my English. Have you studied abroad?

pby>
Yeah, I checked your blog, and I liked the first photo you took. I will visit there again.

fumiya said...

Year, I went to Australia to study English once.

Anonymous said...

Hi!
So lucky.. house number 49 is next to my house, but I live in number 47 HAHA.

Here, we just count "13" as unlucky number, for example, you may are unlucky on Friday 13th or so.

But I don't trust in this :D

Rob said...

I broke my leg when I was 11 years old, in Taekwondo class. And people who wear unlucky numbers either aren't superstitious or they do it in order to overcome badluck in their minds.

Maryanna said...

My firend was born Friday, September 13. She's rather odd...

Svenja said...

good job! :)

rduht said...

Welcome to lineage 2 adena Our WoW Gold, wow power leveling Online Maple Story mesos Store wow gold for World Guild Wars Gold Of Warcraft power leveling, Cheap 2moon dil WoW Gold, FFXI Gil World Of lotro gold Warcraft Gold, final fantasy gil warcraft goldlord of the rings gold

Anonymous said...

Today is my lucky day :)
Apple is giving review copies of iPad to 100 lucky person. Go to http://bit.ly/d9QOON and apply for it.

Anonymous said...

Amiable brief and this fill someone in on helped me alot in my college assignement. Say thank you you seeking your information.

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for this post! in my japanese class i had to find the 2 unlucky and lucky numbers for extra credit! i find this soooo interesting for some reason

jenny and jimbob said...

Thank you for your post. It is very interesting to find out how somethings are lucky and why. I am putting together a necklace order for a store in Japan. We have necklaces with numbers on them (as well as many other strange objects . . ) and I wanted to know the lucky number in Japan. I will send them a bunch of 8's. Thank you!!

Nunitak said...

The USA once had 49 states but did not 'die in pain.' In fact that period is viewed as good times compared to now.

Anonymous said...

I will be your frequent visitor, that's for sure. pain relief Read a useful article about tramadol tramadol

Anonymous said...

You have a very good blog that the main thing a lot of interesting and useful! erectile dysfunction Read a useful article about tramadol tramadol

Anonymous said...

[url=http://louboutinshop.co.uk]christian louboutin shoe sale[/url] 70Cm 40Cm GODWIT similar to Black-tailed. http://dkgoose.com Pppyecscw [url=http://canadagoosesweden.com]canada goose jakke[/url]
rixvmt 065574 [url=http://www.canadagoosestorontofactory.ca]goose identification chart[/url] 500147 [url=http://www.officialcanadagooseparkas.ca]canada goose jackets sale toronto[/url]

Anonymous said...

fast payday loans online http://legitpaydayloansonline1.com Fundpopog Payday Loans Stype [url=http://legitpaydayloansonline3.com]payday loans online[/url] No Fax Payday Loans Online Online cash advances are basically payday loans which credit of the best ways ceaseless cycle of payday loans!

Anonymous said...

payday loans online http://www.legitpaydayloansonline1.com/ Fundpopog [url=http://www.legitpaydayloansonline2.com/]Payday loans online[/url] Stype Online Payday Loan Payday loans online Therefore, we strongly advise you to take care who are hard pressed to come up with money for emergencies...Once your details have been verified by the agency, and on the loans intervened to regulate happen to???You must have bought the car 910 or more days before having for cash prone to hacking and identity theft.

Anonymous said...

legit payday loans online http://www.legitpaydayloansonline2.com/ Fundpopog [url=http://www.legitpaydayloansonline1.com/]http://www.legitpaydayloansonline1.com/[/url] Stype online payday loans http://www.legitpaydayloansonline1.com/ Just as credit card usage can be destructive, application uk can also about the payday loan company.But some basic requirements remain the secured cards financial requirements, generally arises in the mid of the month.Typically between within the poor people who increased significantly beyond the original loan amount.

Anonymous said...

woodworking projects , http://woodworkingplans1.com/#Avetuergehore ted woodworking

Anonymous said...

The gentle substance, of class, will make it lighter. Here comes our subject
matter: What sets Nike footwear aside from level
of competition? Reviewing the buyers' remarks to choose the store is reputable or not. This structure was at first designed and created a trademark by Tinker Hatfield. http://www.airmax90s2013.co.uk

Anonymous said...

But there are a number of other things that may well assist at the identical time.
It is incredibly deserving for us to individual this kind of a delicate
footwear. Injection molding device what cost I believe numerous individuals ought to
know! I have about 8 pair lying close to that I don for all events.
http://www.airmaxcheapest.co.uk/

Anonymous said...

диеты похудения , http://www.best-dieta-2013.ru/#ShousDesDuh диета

Anonymous said...

buy xanax xanax for anxiety yahoo - where to buy xanax online forum

Anonymous said...

[url=http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/prilosec.htm][img]http://onlinemedistore.com/3.jpg[/img][/url]
compund pharmacy http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/evista.htm td qd pharmacy terminology [url=http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/hard-on-oral-jelly.htm]pharmacy technician openings in albuquerque[/url]
atlantic school of pharmacy supplemental application http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/elavil.htm pharmacy drugs [url=http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/atarax.htm]atarax[/url]
online pharmacy no rx http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/mobic.htm mail order pharmacy [url=http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/cialis-soft-tabs.htm]without prescription pharmacy[/url]
pharmacy technician jobs in delaware http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/prazosin.htm cvs pharmacy florida [url=http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/categories/women-s-health.htm]women s health[/url]

Anonymous said...

Samsung has crammed its cameras with a variety of
software like Eraser, Drama Shot, Cinema Shot, Story Album, Sound Shot, Dual-Shot and Beauty Shot.
Year 2013 is essentially seen as the year that Smartphone will not only get
an improvement on their processors but their display will
also be given a much needed boost in terms
of size and higher resolution with improved
pixel per inch. Odin is thought to be preparing to roll into
the market with the new Android 4.

Feel free to surf to my website; samsung galaxy s4

Anonymous said...

The Chromebook obviously still requires these updates but they are
managed in a very different way. The result is a battery life expectancy of
around 8. The samsung chromebook is essentially a laptop
that can only surf the internet and run apps.

Anonymous said...

However it is not so with the new Samsung galaxy note 2.
Samsung is indeed implementing some great tactics to come up
in this tough competitive phone markets. This review is focused on the new concepts
introduced in the Brink of War expansion.

Anonymous said...

This is my first time go to see at here and i am genuinely happy
to read everthing at one place.

Also visit my web page レイバンメガネ

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the auspicious writeup. It in truth was once a enjoyment account it.
Look complex to far added agreeable from you! However, how can
we keep in touch?

Feel free to visit my site; レイバン

Anonymous said...

I seriously love your website.. Very nice colors &
theme. Did you develop this site yourself? Please reply back as I'm hoping to create my own personal site and want to learn where you got this from or exactly what the theme is called. Thank you!

Here is my blog - michael kors bags

Anonymous said...

It'sreallyaniceandhelpfulpiece ofinfo.I'mgladthat youshared thisusefulinfowith us.
Pleasestayusinformedlike this.Thanksfor sharing.

"Luck and Unlucky Number"Hey there! Do you know if they make any plugins tohelpwithSEO?

I'm trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I'm not seeing very
goodsuccess. If you know of any please share.Kudos!

Here is my blog ナイキ シューズ

Anonymous said...

For More Information of Smartphone Products please visit.

Interestingly, the rise in sales of smartphones
will come at the expense of declining cell phone sales,
currently 90% of the market. It can also be used to quickly search Google or Wikipedia.

my weblog - samsung galaxy s4

Anonymous said...

Your mode of explaining all in this post is actually pleasant, all can easily understand it, Thanks a lot.


Also visit my weblog :: Christian Louboutin Flats

Anonymous said...

This post is priceless. When can I find out more?

Check out my site; blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

It's an amazing paragraph in support of all the online visitors; they will get benefit from it I am sure.

Also visit my site; トリーバーチ

Anonymous said...

Ahaa, its nice dialogue concerning this piece of writing at this place at this website, I have read all that, so now me also commenting at this place.


My blog :: クロエ

Anonymous said...

Fastidious replies in return of this question with firm arguments and describing everything regarding that.


Here is my web blog :: ミュウミュウ

Anonymous said...

This is the right site for anyone who wants to understand
this topic. You understand a whole lot its almost
tough to argue with you (not that I actually would want to…HaHa).
You definitely put a new spin on a topic which has been discussed for years.
Wonderful stuff, just wonderful!

Feel free to surf to my blog ... http://www.matpal.com

Anonymous said...

I tend not to leave a comment, however I looked at
a few of the comments on this page "Luck and Unlucky Number".
I do have some questions for you if it's allright. Is it simply me or do some of the responses appear as if they are left by brain dead people? :-P And, if you are posting at additional online sites, I would like to follow anything new you have to post. Would you make a list of the complete urls of all your shared sites like your linkedin profile, Facebook page or twitter feed?

My web-site :: ミュウミュウ

Anonymous said...

The Canon 5D Mark III is far better at high ISO than the Nikon D4, period.
Obviously, there may be some changes in the images produced by the
pre and production run 5DIIIs. No matter how much you pay for something, it's going to have something about it that you either don't like or don't require.

Also visit my web-site :: canon mark 5d iii

Anonymous said...

The recently unveiled Samsung galaxy tab looks set to rival the popular Apple i - Pad.
1 is Samsungs replacement of the original Galaxy Tab 10.
"Many eyes will likely be on them to determine if they'll pull the rabbit out with the hat,"
Enderle mentioned.

Anonymous said...

Typically the t100577 Nest Learning Thermostat can be described as modern newer sorts of thermostat.
Recent times have noticed a massive increase the realm of computerized thermostats,
nest looks to turn bradenton surrounding.
Programmable thermostats are just the latest wave of
new technology in the HVAC field.

My blog post nest thermostat review

translego1 said...

What about the number 44?

translego1 said...

What about the number 44?