French Thanksgiving Vocabulary (50+ Useful Words)

lexique de l’action de grâce

Every year on the last Thursday of November Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. This is one most enjoyable day of the year for millions of people across the country. In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated in mid-October and is called l’Action de Grâce. The following table contains an extensive list of Thanksgiving vocabulary covering the le festin (celebratory meal), historical terms, holiday and autumn words as well as some useful verbs.

THANKSGIVG MENU
main dishes
turkeyla dinde
gravyla sauce au jus de viande
stuffingla farce
mashed potatoesla purée
hamle jambon
venisonla chevreuil
side dishes
cranberry saucela sauce de canneberge
rollle petit pain
corn breadle pain de maïs
yamsles ignames (f)
squashla courge (f)
macaroni and cheeseles pâtes au fromage
collard greensles feuilles de chou cavalier
green bean casserolele ragoût aux haricots verts
dessert
pumpkin piela tarte à la citrouille
apple piela tarte aux pommes
mince piela tartelette fourrée de fruits secs
sweet potato piela tarte à la patate douce
cherry piela tarte aux cerises
pecan piela tarte à la noix de pécan
HISTORICAL CONTEXT
Colonistsles colons (m)
coloniesles colonies (f)
harvestla récolte
New Englandla Nouvelle-Angleterre
pilgrimsles pèlerin (m)
Native Americansles Amérindien
Wampanoag Tribela tribu Wampanoag
the New Worldle Nouveau Monde
treatyun pacte
Puritansles Puritains
MORE THANKSGIVING VOCABULARY
the last Thursday of Novemberle dernier jeudi de novembre
a family gatheringune réunion de famille
autumn, falll’automne (m)
football gameun match de football américain
familyla famille
trafficla circulation
paradele défilé
holiday seasonles fêtes de fin d'année
gratitudela reconnaissance, gratitude
autumn leavesles feuilles d’automne
pumpkinune citrouille, un potiron
THANKSGIVING VERBS
to be gratefulêtre reconnaissant
to feast, have a good mealbien manger, festoyer
to sharepartager
to take a long weekendfaire le pont
to gather the familyréunir la famille
to carve the turkeydécouper la dinde
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