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Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and for the last five years I have published this French Thanksgiving vocabulary list, courtesy of my former New York French teacher, Luc Georges.
Since Thanksgiving is not an official holiday in France, many ex-pats postpone their Thanksgiving dinner for Friday or Saturday, but some are tradtionalists and make it on Thursday. The advantage is that if you play your cards right, you can get invited to Thanksgiving dinner all three nights like I was last year.
Happy Thanksgiving and be thankful for what you have and for your family and friends. What are you thankful for this year?
French Thanksgiving Vocabulary
Thanksgiving le jour de l'action de grâce
autumn, fall l'automne
colony une colonie
feast un festin, un banquet
football le football américain
grateful (adj) reconnaissant
harvest la récolte
horn of plenty la corne d'abondance
native (adj) natif
(Native American) Indians les Indiens (d'Amérique)
parade un défilé
Pilgrims les pèlerins
settlers les colons
to share partager
tradition une tradition
traditional (adj) traditionnel
treaty un traité
tribe une tribu
The food served for the Thanksgiving feast varies from home to home, but here are some traditional dishes.
food la nourriture
corn le maïs
cranberries les canneberges
gravy la sauce au jus de viande
mashed potatoes la purée
pumpkin pie la tarte à la citrouille
stuffing la farce
sweet potatoes les patates douces
turkey la dinde
yam un igname
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