Chinese Domaining: The Number Two (2)

TLD Registry, the registry of Dot Chinese Online (.在线) and Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) top level domains, and ChopChop.domains is releasing the 8th installment of their Chinese Domaining Masterclass blog series.

Here are the previous eight installments:

2: 二; Pinyin: Èr

The number two generally symbolizes someone or something that is “paired,” which makes it a very positive number. This is because Chinese people often find loneliness to be very undesirable. Additionally, the number is employed as an adjective or a verb in northern Chinese provinces to mean “stupid” and/or “silly.”

The Mandarin spelling and pronunciation for the number two is “er,” and the Cantonese version is “ji.” The most common sound-alike for the number two is “love,” which makes sense, because of the Chinese attraction to things that are paired.

  • The noun sound-alike for the number two is: son, ear, emu, thus, pearl, caviar, and aunt (in Cantonese).
  • The conjunctive sound-alike for the number two is: and (in Cantonese).

Domain Sales

Some top-selling numeric sales over the past several years that include the number two:

Available Domain Names

There are plenty of available domain names for sale in for both general availability and premium name prices that include the number two. Some examples include:

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As a reminder, there are hundreds of readily available Chinese domain suggestions over at ChineseLandrush.com.

On ChopChop.domains users can find and buy Chinese domain names easily, even if they don’t speak Chinese. In particular, the Premium Name search filter allows users to search English translation keywords among 42 categories, or by domain keyword in Simplified Chinese or pinyin, by popularity, and by price range.

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain names, websites and software development. Has been online since 1995 & domaining since 2002.

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