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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flagMalaysia
0%
100%
0%
0%
10
flagSouth Korea
4%
95%
0%
0%
23
flagSingapore
0%
84%
7%
7%
13
flagKazakhstan
9%
81%
9%
0%
11
flagCanada
14%
71%
14%
0%
14
flagRussia
4%
68%
22%
4%
94
flagAustralia
17%
67%
7%
7%
28
flagJapan
8%
58%
25%
8%
12
flagthe United States
26%
51%
16%
5%
150
flagUkraine
30%
50%
10%
10%
30
flagBelarus
16%
50%
33%
0%
12
flagthe United Kingdom
23%
47%
23%
5%
59
flagGermany
26%
47%
21%
2%
42
flagPoland
23%
43%
25%
6%
10498
flagIndia
31%
40%
23%
4%
47
flagthe Philippines
22%
33%
38%
5%
18
flagUnknown
58%
33%
8%
0%
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