Is 'Good Luck & Bad Luck' same as 'Lucky and Unlucky' example:

I have a very bad luck as i always fall down & i am unlucky as i always fall down?

  • No, good luck or bad luck alone is not lucky or unlucky. Compare your own sentences. When you have bad luck you are unlucky. So, lucky means having good luck and unlucky means having bad luck. May 18, 2018 at 10:56
  • Luck is a noun, lucky is an adjective.
    – AndyT
    May 18, 2018 at 11:02
  • 'Lucky' is the state of receiving good luck. 'Unlucky' is the state of receiving bad luck.
    – user63615
    May 18, 2018 at 15:14
  • 'Unlucky' is the state of receiving bad luck. 'Lucky' is the state of receiving good luck.
    – user63615
    May 18, 2018 at 15:15

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Your example sentence is correct and makes correct use of both bad luck and unlucky

Luck is:

the events or circumstances that operate for or against an individual

Lucky is:

having good luck

(Unlucky being the opposite of lucky)

Importantly, luck itself is a noun and can be either good or bad. That is, you can either have good luck (and therefore be lucky) or have bad luck (and be unlucky).

Note that, in general - if somebody is considered to have "a lot of luck", the implication is that they had a lot of good luck.

  • I personally also associate a recurrence of luck with somebody who is lucky. I could say that was lucky to talk about a past event. But, for me, if somebody is lucky, I take it to mean that they have more of a pattern of luck than others (it at least seems that lucky things are more likely to happen to them). This is similar to the "lucky rabbit's foot" which is imagined to contain and impart luck. May 18, 2018 at 15:28

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