It's Thanksgiving Day today! Thanksgiving Day is a day of giving thanks to families and friends and be grateful for the blessing of the harvest. Do you know how to say Happy Thanksgiving in Chinese? In this article we will learn how to give thanks in Chinese and learn useful Chinese words about Thanksgiving Day.
Thanksgiving is called 感恩节 (ɡǎn ēn jié) in Chinese. To help us better understand, we may separate the phrase by "感恩" and "节". In the phrase "感恩", "感" is short for "感谢" which means "to thank, to be grateful for…". "恩" can refer to favor or anything that someone helps you with. "节", as in 中秋节 (zhōnɡqiūjié, Mid-autumn Festival) and 母亲节 (mǔqīnjié, Mother's Day) means "festival" or "day". To wish someone a happy Thanksgiving Day, we simply put "快乐 (happy)" after the festival: 感恩节快乐 (ɡǎn ēn jié kuài lè).
Other Chinese words about Thanksgiving Day:
火鸡 (huǒ jī): Turkey
南瓜 (nán ɡuā): Pumpkin
玉米 (yù mǐ): Corn
酒 ( jiǔ): Wine
葡萄酒 (pú tɑo jiǔ): Grape wine
番薯 (fān shǔ): Yam
南瓜派 (nánguā pài): Pumpkin pie
化妆舞会 (huà zhuānɡ wǔ huì): Masquerade
游行 (yóu xínɡ): Parade
五月花号 (wǔyuèhuā hào): Mayflower
红莓酱 (hóngméi jiàng): Cranberry sauce
丰饶角 (fēngráo jiǎo): Cornucopia
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