Which number is considered unlucky in East Asia?

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Words "four" and "Death" have very similar pronunciation in Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese. In East Asia many buildings do not have a 4th floor. Some high-rise residential buildings omit all floor numbers with "4", e.g., 4, 14, 24, 34 and all 40–49 floors.
Sumit Tamang
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flagSouth Korea
4%
92%
4%
0%
25
flagSingapore
0%
88%
5%
5%
17
flagKazakhstan
5%
88%
5%
0%
17
flagGreece
4%
86%
4%
4%
22
flagJapan
5%
72%
16%
5%
18
flagRussia
5%
70%
19%
3%
136
flagRepublic of Ireland
16%
68%
12%
4%
25
flagCanada
17%
65%
17%
0%
23
flagVietnam
6%
62%
25%
6%
16
flagAustralia
14%
58%
18%
9%
55
flagSwitzerland
4%
57%
28%
9%
21
flagAustria
13%
55%
20%
10%
29
flagthe United States
24%
54%
15%
4%
233
flagthe United Kingdom
19%
52%
23%
4%
126
flagUkraine
23%
51%
16%
6%
92
flagFrance
12%
50%
18%
18%
16
flagPoland
22%
46%
24%
6%
12952
flagGermany
23%
45%
26%
3%
224
flagIndia
28%
39%
27%
4%
69
flagthe Philippines
30%
36%
30%
3%
33