English Learning: fortunate and lucky

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English grammar: fortunate and lucky

تعليم قواعد اللغة الانجليزية : هاتان الكلمتان لهما نفس المعنى ويتشبهان في الاستخدام ، غير ان fortunate تستخدم مع الحالات الجدية اكثر من Lucky

Fortunate: having good fortune; receiving good from uncertain or unexpected sources; سعيد، محظوظ
Luck: having or marked by good luck; fortunate: سعيد، محظوظ

It is fortunate/lucky that usually means 'It's a good thing that':

It's lucky that Tom has a car.
It's lucky that he passed his test.
It's lucky for us that he has a car. (He can give us a lift etc.)

Fortunate' has very much the same idea but is used in a more 'serious' sense when talking of more important benefits as in:
You were fortunate to escape unharmed.
You are lucky to be going by air.
He is lucky to have sold his house before they decided to build the new airport.

It is lucky/unlucky can, however, be followed by the infinitive of any verb:
It is unlucky to break a -mirror. (It brings misfortune.)