Xorijiy til (MT 1kurs sirtqi)

Xorijiy til (MT 1kurs sirtqi)

LESSON 1

The Superstitions in Uzbekistan 

Superstition is a belief that some objects or actions are lucky and some are 

unlucky, based on old ideas of magic. 

Every culture in the world believes certain superstitions. Even societies that are 

very rational and scientific are sometimes a little bit superstitious. For example, the 

United States is a country that is very advanced in science and technology. But 

even in American society, people sometimes believe superstitions. Americans 

consider “thirteen” an unlucky number. So, it is rare to find a building with a 

thirteen floor in the United States. Some people in the United States also believe 

that if Friday falls on the thirteenth day of the month, they will have bad luck.

Task 1 Read several opinions of students on the topic “Superstitions in my 

life”. Do you agree these national, specific superstitions of a family, or do you 

have any belief in superstitions? And how superstitions affect on your life

1. Superstitions have a big influence on my life, especially in my study. For 

example when a black cat crosses my road, my day goes badly and I get bad 

marks. In my family my mother always says, “Don’t use broken dishes or mirror.” 

And my father says not to sleep at twilight. My grandmother says me that long 

nails bring bad luck. An owl is a bad bird too. If it flies into a room it will cause a 

bad luck.

Jumayeva Gulrux.

There are different superstitions in different nationalities. People believe in them 

because superstitions affect their life. For example, when the black cat crosses 

your way, there can be an accident. This superstition is popular in many 

countries. Uzbek people believe that if they see a white snake or camel in their 

dreams they will be rich. And I think the superstitions appeared at the time when 

people’s knowledge wasn’t wide.

Kasimov Davronbek

I don’t believe in superstitions. It is in the people’s mind. They believe in 

it.Superstitions came into existence when it was the Stone Age. I think it was in 

African continent. Many millions of years ago when a person died other people 

put his weapon into his grave. They thought that dead people could use their 

weapons in another life.For example, Uzbek people believe that if a man loses his 

knife it means a bad luck for him. If a traveler sees a baobab tree it means good ck for him.

Normukhammedov Zafar

You will have a bad luck if you: put a broom with its handle up sit on pile of 

blankets (it will lead to debts)If there is a spider’s web at home (the home will 

not be blessed, there will no wealth, 

Shukurov Sohib

Don’t spit to water 

To protect yourself from being bewitched with the evil eye you should wear a 

talisman Don’t eat chopped carrot. Don’t through your hair into water. f you die 

in your dream it means that you will live a very long life. If you see a falling star, 

think of three wishes and they will come true.

I believe that if I get up with my right side in the morning, the whole day will be 

good.

Don’t step on the threshold.

Yuldasheva Kamola

Superstitions have a big effect on my life. Sometimes many things can be based 

on superstitions. For example in my family we hang a bell over the front door. 

When people come in, the bell rings and it frightens evil spirits. So the sound of 

the bell protects us.

Davlat Mirmanov 

I believe in superstitions and my family does too. I think it’s good when you 

know what you should do and what you shouldn’t do in your life. Before meals 

everybody must say “Bismillahur rahmanur rahiym” If you don’t say it, your 

food will not be good. The oldest person of your family should start eating the 

food. It may be your Grandma, Grandpa, your father or mother. These are my 

family’s superstitions.

Mukhitov Shamsiddin. 

Uzbek Superstitions 

Are you agree or not 

 Don’t turn bread upside down.

 Don’t throw bread ever.  Don’t stretch your legs out pointed iss or brush bread off if you 

drop it.

 Use the right foot to step into 

and out of a room.

 Don’t say “omin” with the 

knife on the table.

 Don’t shake hands or talk 

through a doorway.

 Whistling at night and indoors 

is bad luck.

 Don’t point at holy places, for 

example don’t point at Mecca.

 Don’t greet a person until they 

have washed up in the morning.

 Don’t stand a broom straight 

up.

 Don’t put something spicy or 

salty in someone’s hand.

 When your palm itches you are 

going to get or spend money.

 If your ears get red someone is 

praising or talking badly about 

you.

 Don’t use broken dishes or 

things;

 don’t sleep at gloaming;

 don’t wash clothes on Monday;

 If an owl flies into places

where people live.

in the direction of Mecca.

 Don’t stretch your arms 

 Nothing is talked about as a 

certainty in the future (always 

“Hudo hohlasa” =”If God Wills!”)

 Don’t sit at the corner of a table.

 If a bird “poops” on you, you will 

be rich.

 “Isiriq” keeps you away from the

“evil eye”. 

 To watch a sunrise often, or to get 

up with the sunrise is good luck

 Do not clean table with paper. You 

will never get married ever.

 Do not sweep the house 3 days after 

your relatives left for a long 

journey, otherwise they will never 

come back.

 Do not leave baby's clothes outside 

at night.

 Never say good words about a baby, 

the evil spirits may be attracted by 

them and may harm the baby.

 pray when a new moon is in the sky

 tell your bad dreams or nightmares 

to the running water

 before going out or doing something 

you say “Bismillahu Rahmonu 

Rahim”.

Match the sentences

Don’t cut if you drop it.

Kiss or brush bread off someone is praising or talking badly 

about you.

Don’t point they have washed up in the moning.