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
flagKazakhstan
7%
84%
7%
0%
13
flagSingapore
0%
84%
7%
7%
13
flagGreece
10%
80%
10%
0%
10
flagCanada
14%
71%
14%
0%
14
flagRussia
5%
68%
21%
4%
98
flagAustralia
17%
67%
7%
7%
28
flagFrance
0%
60%
30%
10%
10
flagJapan
8%
58%
25%
8%
12
flagthe United States
25%
50%
17%
5%
163
flagthe United Kingdom
22%
50%
21%
6%
66
flagBelarus
16%
50%
33%
0%
12
flagVietnam
8%
50%
33%
8%
12
flagUkraine
34%
46%
9%
9%
32
flagGermany
26%
45%
21%
4%
61
flagPoland
23%
44%
25%
6%
11058
flagIndia
31%
40%
23%
4%
47
flagUnknown
58%
33%
8%
0%
12
flagthe Philippines
26%
31%
36%
5%
19