Generally, a numeronym is a number-based word, rather, a world where a number is used to form an abbreviation. However, you may have come across Chinese internet slang which is often denoted in numbers such as 520, 777, 666, and so on. Chinese internet slang is often used by several people on the Chinese internet, and it is perhaps one of the fastest-changing aspects of language because it is created by a few influences- whether mass media, foreign culture, and technology amongst others.
Internet slang is often coined in response to different events, the desires of users to simplify and update the Chinese language, and the influence of the mass media and foreign culture. What happens is, slang that first appears on the internet is adopted by different internet users to become the means of communication in everyday life. That said, Chinese internet slang includes content relating to all aspects of mass media, economic issues, political topics, and social life among other aspects in life.
What does the number 6 mean in Chinese numerology?
6 (六), which is ideally pronounced as Liu, is considered lucky because it sounds like the word that means ‘to flow’ in Chinese. Most Chinese attribute it to smooth progress in life and a well-off status, hence the belief that it is a fortunate number.
Because of this belief, most Chinese tend to choose telephone numbers and vehicle identification numbers that have 6 in them. In some other parts of China, there is a famous tradition that states that in the event that a man wants to get married to a girl, he needs to present a betrothal gift to the family of the girl. The gift is either 6,666 Chinese Yen or 66,666 Chinese Yen because they consider that the fortunate money gift blesses the new couple a happy marriage.
Many businesses display the number 6 in their logos or store to bring about good fortune. When any person gets to live until their 66th birthday, they celebrate massively because the Chinese are bound by the belief that when one lives past their 66th birthday, then they are to live forever.
What is the meaning of the number 666 in China?
Unlike in Western culture where most people associate the number 666 with the devil, multiples of 6 are associated with good fortune in Chinese culture. The number was first used by a group of League of Legends players when they were trying to applaud their teammates and opponents.
When it comes to Chinese internet slang, it means ‘You are doing amazing sweetie. Also, you will find that most Chinese gamers put the number ‘666’ in the group chat to stand for ‘smooth/slick’ when they see that their opponent has made an impressive skill. Also, it sounds a lot like ‘job well done’ or ‘good luck in the game’.
Number sequences mean different things across different regions in the world. The whole idea is to learn what they mean to use them appropriately.