This is an English language lesson which takes a look at Number Four.
The keywords of the lesson are highlighted in bold.
Number four holds a great deal of significance.
For the chinese people, number four is considered unlucky because when the number four is pronounced in the chinese language, it has the same meaning and sound as the word ‘death’.
In western culture, however, number four can very much be a lucky number, especially if you come upon a four-leaf clover.
The four-lead clover symbolizes hope, faith, love and luck.
Let us look at other examples of how number four is significant.
There are four cardinal points:
North, south, west and east
There are four seasons of the year
Spring, summer, autumn and winter
There are four characteristics of weather
Hot, cold, dry and wet
There are four parts to the soul
Mind, opinion, science and sense
There are four elements in alchemy
Earth, air, wind and fire
There are four phases to the moon
New, waning, waxing and full
There are four parts of the day:
Dawn, noon, night and dusk
There are four points of orientation
Left, right, front and back
There are four natural colours
Red, green, blue and yellow
Everyone is probably a tetraphobic in some way, wary of certain numbers in some way out of superstition or belief.
In conclusion, number Four represents stability, order and completion of justice.