Learn Chinese about Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is not a well-known festival outside North America; actually many people know little about it. However, as an important festival celebrated in both Canada and USA, it is good to get to know about it.  It is also a great opportunity for children to learn Mandarin Chinese at the same time.

When is Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is celebrated in only a few countries such as Canada and USA but on different days. The basic concept of Thanksgiving is to give thanks to nature and the native American Indians for the harvest in the early days of the pilgrims who fled Europe with the Mayflower and started their new lives in the foreign land of America.

Thanksgiving is celebrated on the 2nd Monday of October in Canada and on the 4th Thursday of November in the United States.

Thanksgiving Vocabulary in Chinese

As Thanksgiving is a celebration of the harvest, it has a variety of Autumn food and bright colors. Let’s have a look at some Thanksgiving vocabulary in Chinese:

    • turkey 火鸡
    • pilgrim 朝圣者
    • pilgrim hat 朝圣者帽子
    • Mayflower 五月花船
    • American Indian 印第安人
    • Fall 秋天
    • pumpkin 南瓜
    • Thanksgiving feast 感恩节大餐
    • pumpkin 南瓜
    • cranberry 蔓越莓
    • corn 玉米
    • acorn 橡果
    • apple 苹果
    • yam 番薯
    • bread 面包
    • pumpkin pie 南瓜派
    • corn bread 玉米面包
    • gravy 肉汁
    • pudding 布丁
    • cornucopia 聚宝盆
    • Happy Thanksgiving 感恩节快乐

Thanksgiving Food in Chinese

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There are some food special for this special day of Thanksgiving. Here are the most popular Thanksgiving food in Chinese:

Turkey 火鸡
Stuffing 火鸡填料
Mashed Potatoes 土豆泥
Roasted Potatoes 烤土豆
Green Bean Casserole 烤四季豆
Candied Yams 烤棉花糖甜薯
Pumpkin Pie 南瓜派
Cranberry sauce 蔓越莓酱
Gravy 肉汁淋酱
Pecan Pie 胡桃派

Learn Chinese about Thanksgiving

Lots of fun activities we can have with kids around Thanksgiving. For example,

Thanksgiving Coloring Pages

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Color and learn Chinese Thanksgiving Vocabulary

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Thanksgiving Chinese Learning Activities

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Gratitude Journal 

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Thanksgiving Chinese Learning Pack for Kids

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This is great to learn about Thanksgiving using a Chinese learning pack specifically designed for kids.

Apart from the Chinese vocabulary flashcards listed above, it has other worksheets such as

  • Trace and write Chinese words worksheets
  • Color and learn Chinese vocabulary
  • Count Thanksgiving items worksheet
  • My favorite Thanksgiving dish worksheet
  • Thanksgiving maze
  • Match and link items to their colors worksheet
  • Turkey craft
  • Symmetry drawing worksheets
  • What comes next worksheet
  • Which is the right one worksheet
  • Draw and write worksheet
  • Thanksgiving coloring pages
  • Gratitude journal entry
  • Thanksgiving scavenger hunt activity sheet

Have fun learning Chinese around Thanksgiving!

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