Which number is considered unlucky in East Asia?

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4
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40
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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Answers by country

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answers
flagSouth Korea
4%
95%
0%
0%
23
flagKazakhstan
7%
85%
7%
0%
14
flagSingapore
0%
84%
7%
7%
13
flagGreece
6%
81%
6%
6%
16
flagRussia
5%
70%
20%
3%
110
flagFrance
0%
66%
25%
8%
12
flagJapan
7%
61%
23%
7%
13
flagAustralia
13%
59%
13%
13%
37
flagCanada
17%
58%
23%
0%
17
flagUkraine
26%
53%
8%
10%
49
flagAustria
15%
53%
23%
7%
13
flagthe United States
24%
52%
17%
5%
180
flagBelarus
16%
50%
33%
0%
12
flagVietnam
8%
50%
33%
8%
12
flagthe United Kingdom
22%
49%
22%
6%
77
flagGermany
27%
48%
19%
3%
105
flagPoland
23%
44%
24%
6%
11671
flagIndia
31%
38%
25%
3%
54
flagUnknown
58%
33%
8%
0%
12
flagthe Philippines
32%
32%
32%
3%
28