Chinese / Year 3 and 4 / Communicating / Translating

Curriculum content descriptions

Find English equivalents of common expressions in Chinese and vice versa

[Key concept: equivalence; Key processes: translating, explaining]


  • reading bilingual signs, comparing Chinese words to their English equivalent, and recognising how key characters in expressions contribute to the overall meaning, such as in 好好学习,天天向上
  • identifying meanings of Chinese words and phrases that do not translate directly (word for word), for example, 属 、 岁、马马虎虎
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
ScOT terms

Translation (Language),  Chinese languages

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