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.

Thanksgivingle jour de l’action de grâce
autumn, falll’automne
fourth Thursday in Novemberle quatrième jeudi de novembre
long weekendun weekend prolongé
un pont  (faire le pont)
TurkeyOrigins and TraditionsOrigines et traditions 
colonyune colonie 
familyla famille 
feastun festin, un banquet 
footballle football américain 
 grateful (adj)reconnaissant 
 harvestla récolte 
 native (adj)indigènePilgrim
 Native American Indianun Indien d’Amérique
 paradeune parade
 Pilgrimun pèlerin
 settlerun colonisateur
 thanksles remerciements 
 treatyun pacte 
Scarecrowtribeune tribu 
Thanksgiving DecorationsDécorations du jour de l’action de grâce
candleune bougie 
gourdune gourde 
horn of plentyune corne d’abondance 
leafune feuille 
scarecrowun épouvantail 
 Thanksgiving VerbsVerbes pour le jour de l’action de grâce
 to be gratefulêtre reconnaissantAutumn leaves
 to express oneselfs’exprimer
 to feastbanqueter, festoyer
 to sharepartager
 to take a 4-day weekendfaire le pont 
 to thankremercier 

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 piela tarte aux pommes 
breadle pain 
cornle maïs 
cranberryla canneberge 
 gravyla sauce au jus de viande 
 mashed potatoesla purée 
 pumpkin piela tarte à la citrouille 
 stuffingla farceThanksgiving corn
 sweet potatola patate douce
 turkeyla dinde
 yamune 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.