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%
91%
4%
0%
24
flagSingapore
0%
86%
6%
6%
15
flagKazakhstan
7%
85%
7%
0%
14
flagGreece
5%
84%
5%
5%
19
flagJapan
5%
72%
16%
5%
18
flagRussia
6%
69%
19%
3%
127
flagCanada
15%
63%
21%
0%
19
flagRepublic of Ireland
12%
62%
18%
6%
16
flagAustralia
11%
58%
18%
11%
43
flagAustria
11%
58%
23%
5%
17
flagFrance
7%
57%
21%
14%
14
flagthe United States
23%
54%
16%
4%
196
flagBelarus
13%
53%
33%
0%
15
flagGermany
24%
50%
19%
4%
146
flagthe United Kingdom
20%
50%
23%
6%
90
flagUkraine
29%
49%
9%
8%
61
flagPoland
22%
45%
24%
6%
12178
flagIndia
29%
40%
27%
3%
62
flagthe Philippines
30%
36%
30%
3%
30
flagUnknown
58%
33%
8%
0%
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