Un porte-bonheur

This noun is based on the verb porter which means “carry” or “bring” and on the noun bonheur, “happiness” or “luck”. For this reason, un porte-bonheur is something that brings luck, a “lucky charm”. Common lucky charms in France are the four-leaf clover, the ladybug, the horseshoe, or  the shooting star. 

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