2014.11.30 【英译中】 25个世界上最流行的迷信(三)(13句)

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发表于:2014-11-30 08:10 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

18 Old, new, borrowed, blue ,新,借,蓝 

This popular wedding tradition is said to have originated during the Victorian era and involves giving the bride various gifts. One is something old and represents continuity; another is new and represents hope and the future; the third is borrowed and symbolizes borrowed happiness while the last is blue and is supposed to bring purity, love, and fidelity. 

这一流行的婚礼传统据说是起源于维多利亚时期,涉及给新娘送各式各样的礼物。一是旧的东西,代表持续久远;一是新的东西代表希望与未来;第三个是借的东西象征借来快乐,而最后一个是蓝色的东西,被认为可以带来纯洁,爱情和忠诚。

17 Black cats, bad luck 黑猫,厄运
Most people have heard the saying that if a black cat crosses your path its bad luck (if you haven't well now you have). This superstition finds it's origin in the middles ages due to the misconstrued belief that single women (usually elderly) who associated themselves with many cats where actually witches who could become cats themselves. Thus a black cat crossing your path could actually be a witch.
大多数人听过如果一只黑猫穿过你所走的路,它会带来厄运(如果以前没有,现在有了)。这一迷信起源于中世纪,曲解的信仰,和许多猫联系在一起单身妇女(通常是年老的),实际上是她们可以施巫术使人变成为猫。因此穿过你走的路径一只黑猫,实际上可能是一位女巫。
16 Unlucky smoking triad 不幸的三合一的烟
From the Crimean War through World War I, it was considered bad luck among soldiers to light three cigarettes with one match. It was theorized that by the time the third cigarette was lit, a sniper would have had the time to have the soldier in his sight, ready to make the kill. However, some believe that the superstition may have been invented by match tycoon Ivar Krueger to drum up more business.
从克里米亚战争到第一次世界大战,在士兵中用同一根火柴点燃三支烟被认为会带来厄运。据推测,当第三根烟被点燃,狙击手将会有时间发现士兵,准备好狙击。然而,一些人认为,这个迷信可能是“火柴大王”伊瓦尔·克鲁格为招揽更多的生意而发明的。

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