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casser un miroir [break a mirror]
Did you know? Casser un miroir means to break a mirror. Like in a lot of other countries, breaking a mirror is considered bad luck in France.
In France, it's believed that if you break a mirror, you will be unlucky for 7 years.
This is because the Romans believed that a mirror contained someone's soul, and breaking it corrupts the soul. For them, the physical body renews itself once every seven years, which is the amount of time required to fully restore the soul.
Mon frère a cassé le miroir de la salle de bains donc il va avoir 7 ans de malheur. [My brother broke the bathroom mirror, so he will have 7 years of bad luck.]
fer à cheval [horseshoe]
Did you know? Fer à cheval means horseshoe.
In France, it's believed that hanging a horseshoe above your door will bring you luck.
Some people believe that this is because they are made of iron, which is believed to keep evil spirits away. However, this is just one belief and there are other theories about the origin of this superstition.
J'ai un fer à cheval au dessus de ma porte. [I have a horseshoe over my door.]



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Have you ever heard about these beliefs?

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