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French superstitions – Les superstitions en France

French superstitions - Les superstitions en France

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What are the different French superstitions? What brings good and bad luck?


Ce qui porte bonheur et ce qui porte malheur

  1. toucher le pompon rouge du béret d'un marin– to touch the red pompom of a sailor’s beret
  2. le pain mis à l’envers – bread upside down bringing bad luck
  3. le trèfle à quatre feuilles – shamrock bringing good luck
  4. avoir 13 convives à table – to have 13 guests at the table bringing bad luck
  5. le vendredi 13 portant malheur ou bonheur, selon – Friday 13th bringing good or bad luck, depending
  6. mettre un habit neuf le vendredi 13 – to wear a new item of clothing on Friday 13th, bringing bad luck

Continue with 30 French superstitions and practice


Vocabulaire de la vidéo – Terms from the video

  • la croyance – the belief
  • superstitieux/se – superstitious
  • porte-bonheur – good luck
  • porte-malheur – bad luck

Practice French superstitions

Related: Trèfle à 4 feuilles .

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