Les Superstitions En France

Les superstitions en France

Ce qui porte Bonheur

  1. a four-leaf shamrock …. un trèfle à quatre feuilles
  2. Friday 13th bringing good or bad luck, depending ….le vendredi 13 portant malheur ou bonheur, selon
  3. to break white glass ….casser du verre blanc
  4. to cross one’s fingers ….croiser les doigts
  5. to hang a horse shoe, often above the entrance door ….accrocher un fer à cheval, souvent au-dessus de la porte d’entrée
  6. to own a rabbit’s foot ….avoir une patte de lapin
  7. to say the word ‘merde’ instead of ‘bonne chance – good luck’ ….dire le mot ‘merde’ au lieu de dire ‘bonne chance’
  8. to see a rainbow ….voir un arc en ciel
  9. to see or to catch a ladybug ….voir ou attraper une coccinelle
  10. to step on a dog doo with your left foot ….marcher du pied gauche sur une crotte de chien
  11. to throw a coin in a fountain ….jeter une pièce dans une fontaine
  12. to throw salt over your left shoulder to chase bad luck away ….jeter du sel par-dessus son épaule gauche pour chasser le mauvais sort
  13. to touch the red pompom of a sailor’s beret ….toucher le pompon rouge du béret d’un marin
  14. to touch wood while making a wishful statement ….toucher du bois en disant quelque chose que l’on souhaite
  15. to wish something as a shooting star appears in the sky ….faire un vœu lorsqu’on voit une étoile filante

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Ce qui porte malheur

  1. bread upside down bringing bad luck …. le pain mis à l’envers
  2. the green color in a theater …. la couleur verte dans un théâtre
  3. the number 13 …. le chiffre 13
  4. the word ‘rope’ on a boat …. le mot ‘corde’ sur un bateau
  5. to break a mirror brings 7 years of bad luck …. casser un miroir amène 7 ans de malheur
  6. to cross 2 knives on the table …. croiser 2 couteaux à table
  7. to get mums or carnations as a present …. recevoir des chrysanthèmes ou des œillets
  8. to go under a ladder …. passer sous une échelle
  9. to have 13 guests at the table bringing bad luck …. avoir 13 convives à table
  10. to light three cigarettes with the same match …. allumer trois cigarettes avec la même allumette
  11. to meet a black cat at night …. croiser un chat noir la nuit
  12. to open an umbrella inside …. ouvrir un parapluie à l’intérieur
  13. to put a hat on a bed …. poser un chapeau sur un lit
  14. to wake up and step up with your left foot …. se lever du pied gauche
  15. to wear a new item of clothing on Friday 13th, bringing bad luck …. mettre un habit neuf le vendredi 13

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Quiz - Superstitions in France

Decide if the statements results in good or bad luck. -- Choisissez si les phrases amènent du bonheur ou du malheur.
    The colors the theater was decorated in was red and gold.
    His umbrella was drying in the bathtub.
    There were 13 people on the dinner guest list.
    She found a four-leaf shamrock.
    A ladybug arrived as he saw her.
    They hadn’t hung a horseshoe.
    They had put all of their hats on the bed.
    You had put the bread back right side up.
    The mirror was broken in a thousand pieces.

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