Translation for 'bad luck' from English to Russian
NOUN   bad luck | -
SYNO bad luck | ill luck | mischance | ...
невезение {с}bad luck
Всего хорошего!Good luck!
плохой {adj}bad
злой {adj}bad-tempered
невоспитанный {adj}bad-mannered
дурные манеры {мн}bad manners
Мне дурно.I feel bad.
становиться всё хуже и хужеto go from bad to worse
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Usage Examples English
  • According to journalist Norman Lewis, when an owner no longer wants to own one of these dogs (having too much of an appetite, for instance), it is considered very bad luck to kill the dog.
  • There is a famous Fairy Bridge, and it is said to be bad luck if one fails to wish the fairies good morning or afternoon when passing over it.
  • This is in contrast to his cousin Donald Duck, who is often characterized for having bad luck.
  • Black and blue, Falstaff laments his bad luck.
  • The main character, Adrian Monk, is frequently accused of being a "bad luck charm" and a "murder magnet" as the result of the frequency with which murder happens in his vicinity.

  • Most prominently, it is universally considered bad luck to say the word "seven" (after the "come-out", a roll of 7 is a loss for "pass" bets).
  • Some, like the "Hawaiian Good Luck Totem", which has spread in thousands of forms, threaten users with bad luck if not forwarded.
  • In general, owls are viewed as harbingers of bad luck, ill health, or death.
  • There are a number of theories as to why the number thirteen became associated with bad luck, but none of them have been accepted as likely.
  • In Spanish-speaking countries, instead of Friday, Tuesday the 13th ("martes trece") is considered a day of bad luck.

  • To at someone is considered bad luck in some cultures, such as Australian aborigines, such as by the Kurdaitcha.
  • These customs were meant to keep away bad luck, and similar customs were found in other Celtic regions.
  • An episode of "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" titled "Valiant" (1998) also references red as a sort of bad luck omen, in which the plot centers around a group of cadets calling themselves "Red Squad", almost all of whom die in the episode.
  • In order to reverse spells and bad luck, traditional doctors will prescribe python heads.
  • However, it was long considered bad luck to permit women to sail on board naval vessels.

  • Carnival on the islands also included a middle-of-the-night j'ouvert (juvé) parade that ended at sunrise with the burning of a straw King Momo, cleansing the island of sins and bad luck.
  • According to superstitions breaking a mirror is said to bring seven years of bad luck.
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