Do "Lucky Numbers" Really Bring Good Luck? "幸运数字"真能带来好运吗?
Some people think lucky numbers like "6" or "8" will bring them good luck, because they bare a similar pronunciation to the related Chinese characters which mean good luck. As a result, some young couples choose a date in which there is a "6" or an "8" to hold their wedding, while many shops choose such dates to celebrate their opening ceremony.
However, it's rather ridiculous to think numbers can bring good fortune to people. One's success has nothing to do with the number which one chooses, but is rather related to one's own efforts. Numbers are only numbers. We should not attach too much importance to them. If you really think a lucky number can bring good luck to you, simply choose it, but don't forget to still go out of your way to make your own effort. Without your own contribution, good luck won't simply fall on you automatically.
1. Chinese characters 汉字
2. opening ceremony 开业典礼，开幕典礼，开学典礼
相反，闭幕典礼就是closing ceremony，而毕业典礼是graduation ceremony。
3. attach importance to 重视
相似的说法有：attach significance to, put a high value on, set great store by, place emphasis on, lay stress on等。
4. go out of one's way - to make an extra effort to do something; to accept the bother of doing something 特地费心(做某事)，不怕麻烦(做某事)
例：The shop assistant went out of his way to find what we needed. 那个店员不厌其烦地满足我们的需要。