Chinese / Foundation to Year 2 / Communicating / Translating

Curriculum content descriptions

Explain the English meanings of Chinese words and simple phrases heard or seen in everyday social contexts

[Key concept: belonging; Key processes: translating, moving between]


  • discussing Chinese words or expressions that appear to have no equivalent in English, for example, 不要客气,快吃吧
  • stating the English equivalent of common Chinese expressions, for example, 对不起, 没关系; 谢谢,不谢
  • discussing meanings of colloquial phrases used on specific occasions (for example, 恭喜发财 to give New Year wishes), and exploring how such sentiments are expressed in English
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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