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숫자 사 (sutja sa) The number 4
Do you know about 숫자 사? 숫자 사 means "the number 4."
In Korea, it's believed that the number 4 is a symbol of bad luck. In many elevators, the fourth floor is written as "F," and some buildings do not even have the fourth floor.  
It's because the Sino-Korean words for "four" and "death" sound the same. So people tend to associate the number 4 with death or bad luck.
한국 사람들은 숫자 4를 보면 죽음을 떠올립니다. (hanguk saramdeureun sutja sareul bomyeon jugeumeul tteoollimnida.)
When Korean people see the number 4, they think of death.
돼지꿈 (doejikkum) Pig dream
Do you know about 돼지꿈? 돼지꿈 means "pig dream."
In Korea, it's believed that if a pig appears in your dream, it means you're going to have good luck. That's why some Korean people buy a lottery ticket after they dream of pigs.
It's because the pig symbolizes wealth and luck, since in the past only rich people could eat pork. Thus, people believe pig dreams tell them that a lot of money is on the way.
돼지꿈은 돈과 행운을 의미합니다. (doejikkumeun dongwa haenguneul uimihamnida.)
Dreaming of pigs is related to money and luck.