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常见英国传统迷信禁忌

发布时间: 2018-02-28 08:58:57   作者:etogether.net   来源: 网络   浏览次数:
摘要: 在英美人士的眼里,薪水、房租、财产、年龄、婚姻、健康状况 等都属于个人隐私范畴,日常交际中很少提及,因而,下列问话 往往...



There must be a pot of gold or treasure at the end of a rainbow.

One should make a wish on a failing star.

When someone sneezes, you should say “God bless you!

If your friend has found a four-leaf clever, you should say "You'll have good luck. ”

If someone sees only one cricket in his house, it must be very lucky.

Some people keep a rabbit's foot in their house or put one on their key chain to wish good luck.

People in the west would avoid walking under a ladder because they think this will bring them bad luck.

When people talk about a good fortune they have just had, they will say“knock on wood”or knock on wooden objects to wish that they can keep this good luck.

Some people like horseshoes because they think they can bring them good luck.

When some people make a wish, they often break the wishbone of a rooster. They think the wishbone will help their wish come true.

If one breaks a mirror, he/she is believed to be unlucky. His/her bad lutrk will come soon.

A black cat cannot be given an a present, because the black cat is regarded as an omen of bad luck.

It is unlucky to have a black cat cross the road in front of you.

To get out of bed on the wrong side you will have a bad day.

At the wedding the bride should be carried across the doorstep.

The bride shouldn't see her husband in the morning before their wedding.

It is unlucky to open your umbrella in the house.

It is unlucky to kill a ladybird beetle.

It will bring rain to kill a spider.

Handling toads will cause warts.

Cattle lying down indicates rain.


1. 如何处理交际中的英语禁忌


在英美人士的眼里,薪水、房租、财产、年龄、婚姻、健康状况 等都属于个人隐私范畴,日常交际中很少提及。因而,下列问话 往往不受欢迎:




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