Why do Japanese people

hate numbers 4 and 9

日本では、どうして数字の4、9は嫌われるの?

Do you have superstitious numbers in your country? Numbers 4 and 9 are disliked in Japan,because of their pronunciation. 4 is pronounced "shi", which is the same pronunciation as death. 9 is pronounced "ku",which is the same pronunciation as suffering or torture.Hotels, hospitals and pachinko (mixture of slot machines and pinball games*) don't use these numbers for rooms or floor numbers. 
What's more,13 is disliked in the same way as western countries. Because Friday the 13th reminds many Japanese of Jason,from the horror movies,it's just scary. I'm scared of it!
On the other hand, Japanese people's favorite number is 8.
This is because of the shape of its Kanji, which is the Japanese character.For eight,we write =「 八」. The two strokes are wider at the bottom, which is called "Sue hirogari". It means "becoming prosperous" , or "bringing good fortune in the future". That' why the number 8 is used as the lucky number.

国ごとに嫌われる数字ってありまよね。日本では4と9が嫌われものです。4は「し」という発音が「死」と同じで、9は「く」という発音が「苦しむ」と同じだからというのが理由。ホテルや病室の部屋番号、パチンコ台にも縁起が悪いので、4、9は使われません。さらに、西洋と同じように「13」も嫌われます。13日の金曜日はジェーソンがやってくると想像すると怖いからでしょう。逆に、日本で空かれる数字は「8」。漢字で書くと「八」。その文字の形が下に向かって広がっているので「末広がり」と呼ばれて、いい方向に発展していくイメージがあり縁起が良い数字と言われています。

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