We’ve reached the end of January and we’re pleased to announce that we are awarding our first Student of the Month title to @kaxas!
Karen has been given this award because of her great work in our Hangeul Bootcamp course and the fantastic pronunciation of the tricky tensed consonants that she displayed in her assignment submission.
Congratulations @kaxas. We’ve added 500 points to your account and sent you your personalised certificate too. Keep up the good work 🙂
We’re actually just writing a lesson on this very subject, are you psychic?!
You’re absolutely right! The sino-Korean for number 4 is 사, which has the same sound as the Chinese word for “death,” and is therefore considered very unlucky.
If you’re in Korea, you might notice that very often, buildings don’t have a level 4, houses aren’t marked with the number 4 and items are not grouped in a number of 4. In fact, in some cases the use of the number can affect building or housing prices!
I guess you can say Asian’s are very superstitious.