A curious observation
I note the new Chinese course has 88 topics. Given the Chinese penchant for the auspicious number 8, I can't help but wonder if this is deliberate or mere coincidence.
I don't exactly get it. "Given the Chinese penchant for the auspicious number 8, " I don't exactly get what this means.
It means that 8 is considered a lucky number (because of its strong connection to wealth). I have lived in China, but not done much shopping, so anyone correct me if I'm wrong, but it is not uncommon in more expensive stores for prices to be adjusted so that they include the number 8. Giving 8888 yuan for an item might bring good luck.
I've heard something like this before at work whereby price adjustments are made specifically for Chinese customers when purchasing homes and ancillary real estate services, in the U.S., because of the significance of certain numbers. Although, I've never experienced this first hand. Very interesting observation!