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A resident of Hong Kong paid $ 130,000 for an unlucky car number

May 12 2008

Chinese paid 130 thousand dollars for the possession of license plates with four fours, "4444. In China, the number 4 is traditionally associated with death, reports AFP.

The Chinese are avoided whenever possible four. Phonetically the word "four" in Chinese is almost identical to the word "death." In many high-rise buildings do not have floors with numbers ending in four - 4 or 14.

Meanwhile, among the natives of the city of Chaozhou in south China "4", by contrast, is very popular. In their dialect "four" is consonant with the word "water". And according to the traditional Chinese view, water is a symbol of wealth.

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