How many of you are feeling “gr8” about getting the five to eight inches of snow tonight? Are you ready “4” the snow storm?

Very much like English, there are numbers that sound like Chinese and Japanese words and they are being used commonly. Just a few examples:

520 sounds like 我愛你 (means I love you); Mandarin (Chinese).

1314 sounds like 一生一世 (means being together eternally); Mandarin (Chinese).

3Q sounds like “Thank You” in Japanese-English.

1628 sounds like 一路易發 (means continuing to be prosperous); Cantonese (Chinese).

18 sounds like 實發 (means definitely becoming wealthy); Cantonese (Chinese).

If you want to impress someone with a Chinese (Mandarin) background, try 520 and 1314 on Valentine’s day!

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