Hindi / Foundation to Year 2 / Understanding / Language variation and change

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Recognise that all languages change over time and borrow words and expressions from each other

[Key concepts: language change, word-borrowing; Key processes: noticing, comparing, identifying]


  • recognising that languages borrow words and expressions from each other and that Hindi includes many words that originated in languages such as Persian, Arabic and English
  • identifying loan words and expressions from English used in Hindi, understanding that they may be pronounced differently in the two languages, for example, phone is pronounced as फ़ोन, dollar is pronounced as डालर
  • finding examples of Hindi words that are used in other languages, for example, ‘yoga’ (योग), ‘sari’ (साड़ी), ‘khaki’ (खाकी), ‘pyjama’ (पायजामा)
  • noticing words that they use in their everyday lives that come from different languages
General capabilities
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
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