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【双语阅读】吐槽西方人的20大迷信

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Funny Western Superstitions
吐槽西方人的20大迷信

These are some crazy and weird superstitions. Feel free to add some more, I know there are so many of them in this world.
世上总有些疯狂又诡异的迷信存在。据我所知,这类迷信数量极其庞大,你也可以自由补充。
1. The number 13. It’s just a number. Yet, many airports don’t have a gate #13. Many hotels don’t have a floor #13.
数字“13“。这只是个数字。但是,很多机场没有13号登机口。很多宾馆也没有13楼。

2. An acorn at the window will keep lightning out.
在窗边挂一只橡果可以防止被闪电击中。

3. Spit on a new bat before using it for the first time to make it lucky.
在新球棒上吐口口水,可以保持好运。

4. A cat onboard a ship is considered to bring luck.
如果船上有猫,预示着会有好运。

5. If three people are photographed together, the one in the middle will die first.
如果三个人一起拍照,中间的那个会最先死掉。

6. If you stick your hands in your pocket while walking past a graveyard, it will protect your parents.
经过墓地的时候,如果你把双手插在兜里,便能保护你的父母。
7. Never take a broom along when you move. It is bad luck. Throw it out and buy a new one.
搬家的时候不要带走扫帚,它会带来厄运。把它扔了,买个新的。

8. If a candle blows out, evil spirits are nearby.
如果蜡烛熄灭,说明附近有邪恶灵魂。

9. It is bad luck to light three cigarettes with the same match.
用一根火柴点燃3根香烟,会带来厄运。

10. Evil spirits can’t harm you when you stand inside a circle.
当你站在一个圈内,邪恶的灵魂便伤害不到你。

11. It’s bad luck to pick up a coin if it’s tails side up. Good luck comes if it’s heads up.
如果捡起的硬币反面朝上,则会带来厄运;正面朝上会带来好运。

12. A cricket in the house brings good luck.
家里发现蟋蟀,会有好运。
13. If the palm of your right hand itches, it means you will soon be getting money. If the palm of your left hand itches, it means you will soon be paying out money.
如果你右手掌发痒,说明你很快会获得一笔钱;如果你左手掌发痒,说明你很快要付出去一笔钱。
 
14. A knife as a gift from a lover means that the love will soon end.
如果爱人送了一把小刀作为礼物,说明爱情很快会结束。

15. Salty soup is a sign that the cook is in love.
汤太咸,说明那个厨子恋爱了。

16. Three seagulls flying together, directly overhead, are a warning of death soon to come.
如果三只海鸥一起径直从你头上飞过,预示着死亡很快会降临。

17. Place a hand in front of your mouth when sneezing so that your soul cannot escape.
打喷嚏的时候,用手捂住你的嘴,可以防止灵魂外逃。

18. The number of Xs in the palm of your right hand is the number of children you will have.
右手掌有几个“X“,预示着你会有几个孩子。

19. A new bride must be carried over the threshold because it’s bad luck if she falls.
新娘必须被抱着进入洞房,因为要是她摔跤了,那可就大难临头了。

20. The early appearance of butterflies indicates fair weather. If the first butterfly is yellow, it will be sunny weather. If the first butterfly is white, it will be rainy. If the first butterfly is red, you will be healthy. If a white butterfly comes, summer follows. If a white butterfly flies from the southern, expect rain. If they are on the top of small branches, it will not rain. If the first butterfly is dark, it means thunderstorms. If the first butterfly is yellow, someone is going to give birth. If a butterfly flies into your house, someone will get married.
蝴蝶出现得比以往早,预示着天气不错。如果第一只蝴蝶是黄色的,那会是晴天。如果第一只蝴蝶的白色的,那会是雨天。如果第一只蝴蝶是红色的,你会很健康。如果飞来了一只白蝴蝶,预示着夏天来了。如果一只白蝴蝶从西南方向飞来,那就要下雨了。如果发现它们停在小树枝头,说明不会下雨。如果第一只蝴蝶是深色的,雷雨很快要来了。如果第一只蝴蝶是黄色的,有人快生 孩子了。如果一只蝴蝶飞进你家,说明某人要结婚了。