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Суеверия в Великобритании и Америке

Ann Tolpysheva
Помогите пожалуйста написать их на английском языке с переводом!
Katerina Bozhko
http://www.norsknettskole.no/fag/ressurser/itstud/fuv/birteindresovde/- здесь про британские суеверия,на англ.
Вот что нашла про Америку:

Halloween Superstitions

In America some people believed in the magical powers of black cats. Certain bones on the cat had the power to make wishes come true, or even to make one invisible. In North America, it's bad luck if a black cat crosses your path and good luck if a white cat crosses your path. In Britain and Ireland, it's exactly the opposite!

The Blue Cat in Russia brings good luck. The "Blue" is often viewed as a "gray" cat.

Some believe if you catch a snail on Halloween night and lock it into a flat dish, then in the morning you will see the first letter of your sweetheart written in the snail's slime.

Many people used to believe that owls swooped down to to eat the souls of the dying. If they heard an owl hooting, they would become frightened. A common remedy was thought to be, turning your pockets inside out and you would be safe.

In ancient Samhain festivals, bats would swoop over blazing fires to eat the mosquitoes.

'No Talking at the dinner table': The Dumb Supper was brought to America by the Africans. The is an eerie Hallowmas meal - where nobody is allowed to speak, not even whisper. It encourages spirits to come to the table.

In Britain, people believed that the Devil was a nut-gatherer. At Halloween, nuts were used as magic charms.

If a girl puts a sprig of rosemary herb and a silver sixpence under her pillow on Halloween night, she will see her future husband in a dream.

If a candle flame suddenly turns blue, there's a ghost nearby.

If you ring a bell on Halloween, it will scare evil spirits away.

If you see a spider on Halloween, it could be the spirit of a dead loved one who is watching you.

Knocking on wood keeps bad luck away.

You should walk around your home three times backwards and counterclockwise before sunset on Halloween to ward off evil spirits.

To prevent ghosts coming into the house at Halloween, bury animal bones or a picture of an animal near the doorway.

A person born on Halloween can see and talk to spirits.

If you go to a crossroads at Halloween and listen to the wind, you will learn all the most important things that will befall you during the next twelve months.

When bobbing for apples, it is believed that the first person to bite an apple would be the first to marry.

Peel an apple from top to bottom. The person with the longest unbroken peel would be assured the longest life. If you threw the apple peel over your shoulder, the initial it forms upon landing is the initial of your future mate.

If a bat flies around a house 3 times, it is a death omen.

If bats come out early and fly around playfully, then it is a sign of good weather to come.

If a bat flies into a house it is a sign that ghosts are about and maybe the ghost let the bat in!
Ekaterina Pauell
The number 13 is considered unlucky in US. Most of the buildings with elevators did not have a floor named the 13th floor. The 13th floor may take a variety of forms, as level 14, as "12A" or "M" (the thirteenth letter of the English alphabet), or closing the 13th floor to public occupancy or access

Число 13 считается числом, приносящим несчастья. Большинство зданий с лифтом, не имеют этаж с номером 13. Тринадцатый этаж в этом случае может называться, как часть 14 этажа, как 12 А или этаж М (13я буква английского алфавита), или вообще этаж может быть закрыт для публичного пользования и доступа.
Katerina Plugatyr
кто такой familiar
Ekaterina Pauell
Скорее можно привести примеров антисуеверия на Западе. В больнице больного вывозят из палаты "ногами вперед", чтобы в случае удара обо что нибудь, не постарадала голова. В России же это пугающий признак. В Великобритании в букете вам дают четное число цветов, тогда как в России - это только на кладбище. Поэтому и не перевожу на аглийский, потому что это не совсем по теме вашего домашнего задания.
Anastasia Antyukhina
eto pravda, posle 12 etaja srledyuwii 14)))
nu nety v new yorke domov s 13 etajom))
Katya Sinkevich
Боятся, когда кто-то веником по ногам подметет,это к неудаче или когда соль рассыпали , то нужно постучать по дереву

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