Superstitionの例文や意味・使い方に関するQ&A

「Superstition」を含む文の意味

Q: superstition とはどういう意味ですか?
A: My Japanese isn’t very good yet, but I’ll try to answer in Japanese and give an equivalent word. Hopefully it makes sense, so here goes:

Superstitionっては日本語で「迷信」と思うします。

As @april166 said, it’s a belief that people have of something that has no proof, but they believe it could bring good or bad luck. For example, I believe the number 4 (四) is considered bad luck in Japan because it shares the same pronunciation as death (死) is some cases.
Q: superstition とはどういう意味ですか?
A:
Superstition means a belief that something supernatural will happen In relationship to an action.
For example: there is superstition that if you break a mirror you will have seven years bad luck. There is a superstition that if you walk under a ladder you will have bad luck. There’s a superstition that if you spill salt you have to throw some over your or you will have bad luck.
Q: superstition とはどういう意味ですか?
A: Superstitions are beliefs that people have that bring about good or bad luck.

examples:
breaking a mirror is bad luck.

wearing black on someone's birthday means they'll die.

there are many of them and each culture has different ones.

「Superstition」の使い方・例文

Q: superstition を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: There is a superstition that ghosts roam the forest.
The locals enjoy telling superstitious stories to the tourists who visit.
In central Arizona is a small chain of mountain peaks called the Superstition Mountains, within which is somewhere hidden the Dutchman’s gold.
Q: superstition を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: Cultural stories have superstitious elements to them, making them more interesting and memorable. Arizona's Superstition Mountain is the locus of the story of the lost Dutchman, a gold miner who found gold and died without telling anyone where to locate his gold. Many superstitions swirl around the legend of the lost Dutchman.

「Superstition」の類語とその違い

Q: superstition と old wives'tale はどう違いますか?
A: They are actually the same in meaning as “Old Wives’ Tale” is described as superstitions passed by older women to their younger daughters

「Superstition」を翻訳

Q: ‎‎(Do they sound natural? )
One of interesting superstitions in Japan is that you should veil(hide?) your thumbs when you run into a funeral car.

People in the past believed that bad spirit invaded into body through space between a nail and a thumb.

// は 英語 (アメリカ) で何と言いますか?
A: -- One of *the* interesting superstitions in Japan is that you should cover/hide your thumbs *if* you [*come upon*/*see*] a funeral car.

"People in the past believed that bad *spirits* invaded *the* body through *the* space *beneath one's thumbnail*."
Q: ‎(Do they sound natural? I explain about superstitions)
If you see a swallow flying low or you see a cat washing his/her face, it will rain the following day.
But I guess these are not necessarily superstitions as a part of them has scientific basis.
// は 英語 (アメリカ) で何と言いますか?
A: Sounds good! I'd be interested to hear about the superstitions.
Q: superstitions like “some say a black cat is a bad thing” は 英語 (アメリカ) で何と言いますか?
A: @acfrazao Superstition
Q: superstition は 英語 (アメリカ) で何と言いますか?
A: QAの全文をご確認ください

「Superstition」についての他の質問

Q: The widespread superstition that spilling salt brings bad luck is believed to have originated with the overturned salt cellar in front of Judas Iscariot at the Last Supper, an incident immortalized in Leonardo Da Vinci's famous painting. この表現は自然ですか?
A: QAの全文をご確認ください
Q: A: Isn't there a superstition that whatever you do on New Year's Day, You'll end up doing all year long?

B: Well, yeah. Maybe.
But that doesn't make much sense, if you think about it.

this is from a certain anime.
I have a question.
What does the last ”if you think about it.” in this cotext mean ?
A: if you think about the logic behind the superstition, it doesn't make much sense
Q: There are many superstitions in Japan. For example, number 4 and 9 are unlucky. The reason is because 4 is pronounced “shi” in Japanese and its pronunciation is just like that of death. In the same way, 9 is pronounced “ku” and it is alike pronunciation of pain and suffering. That’ why they tend to avoid those numbers in their daily life. Besides, they believe their blood type decides their characteristic and future. This superstition is still trend in Japan, girls usually tell their fortune with their blood type. I think those of superstitions is just like religions for getting relief.

この表現は自然ですか?
A: There are many superstitions in Japan. For example, number 4 and 9 are unlucky. The reason is because 4 is pronounced “shi” in Japanese and its pronunciation is just like that of death. In the same way, 9 is pronounced “ku” and it is alike to the pronunciation of pain and suffering. That’s why Japanese people tend to avoid those numbers in their daily life. Besides, they also believe their blood type decides their characteristics and future. This superstition is still trendy in Japan, and girls usually tell their fortune with their blood type. I think those superstitions are just like religions for getting relief.
Q: 1. In the Russian superstition, if you whistle at home you're going to become poor.

2. Everyone is playing outside while I sit glumly at my desk doing homework. So unfair!

3. That mall is full of specialty stores. Think they might even have a prank store.

4. A lot of malls in that country have an anchor department store, but I forgot what the name of it was.

6. (At the store) Hi, do you guys carry frying pans?

7. It's not en enclosed mall. It's open to the sky. この表現は自然ですか?
A: 1. ACCORDING TO Russian superstition, if you whistle at home, you're going to become poor.

3. That mall is full of specialty stores. I THINK they might even have a prank store.

4. A lot of malls in that country have an anchor department store, but I forgot what the name of it IS.

7. It's not AN enclosed mall - It's an OPEN AIR mall.
Q: There was a strange superstition in my family; anyone with hair whorling countre-clock-wise will have a hard time with money in their lives. I happened to have that kind of hair, and here I'm, far from being financially well-off. After all, superstition may have a self-fulfilling power. この表現は自然ですか?
A: their lives --> his/her life
superstition --> superstitions

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