French Thanksgiving vocabulary
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Grateful French Vocabulary

Thanksgiving is an American holiday, but there’s no reason you can’t talk about it in French – once you learn the relevant vocabulary with this lesson.

Thanksgiving le jour de l’action de grâce
autumn, fall l’automne
November novembre
Thursday jeudi
fourth Thursday in November le quatrième jeudi de novembre
long weekend un weekend prolongé
un pont  (faire le pont)
Turkey Origins and Traditions Origines et traditions  
colony une colonie  
family la famille  
feast un festin, un banquet  
football le football américain  
  grateful (adj) reconnaissant  
  harvest la récolte  
  native (adj) indigène Pilgrim
  Native American Indian un Indien d’Amérique
  parade une parade
  Pilgrim un pèlerin
  settler un colonisateur
  thanks les remerciements  
  treaty un pacte  
Scarecrow tribe une tribu  
Thanksgiving Decorations Décorations du jour de l’action de grâce
candle une bougie  
gourd une gourde  
horn of plenty une corne d’abondance  
leaf une feuille  
scarecrow un épouvantail  
  Thanksgiving Verbs Verbes pour le jour de l’action de grâce
  to be grateful être reconnaissant Autumn leaves
  to express oneself s’exprimer
  to feast banqueter, festoyer
  to share partager
  to take a 4-day weekend faire le pont  
  to thank remercier  

Thanksgiving Food ~ Aliments du jour de l’action de grâce

The food served for the Thanksgiving feast varies from home to home, but here are some traditional dishes.

apple pie la tarte aux pommes  
bread le pain  
corn le maïs  
cranberry la canneberge  
  gravy la sauce au jus de viande  
  mashed potatoes la purée  
  pumpkin pie la tarte à la citrouille  
  stuffing la farce Thanksgiving corn
  sweet potato la patate douce
  turkey la dinde
  yam une igname

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1 Response

  1. Norman Dale 7 October 2018 / 9:08

    Thanksgiving is also celebrated in Canada, but in early October not late November. For the millions of Canadians whose main language is French, jour de l’action de grace, is in use a lot.

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