In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1suerte feminineyou never know your luck — a lo mejor tienes suerte
- knowing my luck … — con la (mala) suerte que tengo …
- good/bad luck — buena/mala suerte
- to wish sb (good) luck — desearle (buena) suerte a algn
- good luck! — ¡(buena) suerte!
- best of luck! — ¡mucha suerte!
- oh well, bad / hard luck! — ¡mala suerte!
- better luck next time — a ver si la próxima (vez) tienes más suerte
- it's bad luck to break a mirror — romper un espejo trae mala suerte
- to bring (good) luck/bad luck — traer (buena) suerte/mala suerte
- to have the good/bad luck to + inf — tener la (buena)/mala suerte de + inf
- it was a piece / stroke of luck finding you still here — fue una suerte encontrarte todavía aquí
- they had luck on their side this afternoon — la suerte estuvo de su lado esta tarde
- if our luck holds — si nos sigue acompañando la suerte
- with any/a bit of luck — con un poco de suerte
- to be in/out of luck — estar/no estar de suerte
- two spoonfuls of sugar and one for luck — dos cucharadas de azúcar y una de propina
- some people have all the luck — algunos nacen con estrella (y otros nacen estrellados)
- all the luck in the world won't get you out of this mess — de esta no te saca nadie
- still working there? — yes, worse luck — ¿todavía trabajas ahí? — sí, ¡qué le vamos a hacer!
- I tried everywhere to find that book, but no luck — busqué el libro por todos lados, pero no hubo caso
- did you get a taxi? — no such luck — ¿conseguiste un taxi? — ¡qué va!
- as luck would have it … — quiso la suerte que
- it's the luck of the draw — es cuestión de suerte
- to be down on one's luck — estar de mala racha
- to have the luck of the devil / the devil's own luck — tener mucha suerte
- to push one's luck — desafiar a la suerte
- to try one's luck — probar suerte
- They have yet to concede a goal, but that has been because of luck rather than planning.
- People believe that this will bring luck and prosperity to themselves and their family.
- Like most successful entrepreneurs, Wallace was lucky, or rather he exploited his luck.
- Debates sometimes occur as to whether long term investment success is due to luck or skill.
- He attributes his success to hard work and dedication first, and luck is only secondary.
- I suppose it sounds feasible enough, although they haven't brought him much luck tonight.
- We would say good luck Latoya, but from looks of it luck will have little to do with it!
- It is believed that these purchases will bring luck and prosperity to the buyers.
- If improvisation exploits accident, the accident itself is often the result of luck.
- Managers attribute an individual's successful performance to ability, effort and luck.
- There has to be a standard, a level where the candidacy is based on merit rather than on luck.
- Most people stumbled into their careers because of luck, chance, connections or all three.
- They owe some of their success to straightforward luck, coming at the right time with the right music.
- If well-performed, the lion dance is believed to bring luck and happiness.
- I gave credit for that to chance, luck or anything that you might want to call it.
- Our only annoyance is that the eggs come so fast that it's simply a matter of luck, rather than skill if you manage to duck to avoid one.
- Swindon police had better luck bringing their Al Capone to justice than their American counterparts.
- He could hardly believe his luck, and used his Northern grit and determination to become a local and national hero.
- By luck rather than judgement my fly fell perfectly behind the tree where the fish was lying.
- A railway worker, who did not want to be named, claimed it was only luck that prevented a major accident.
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