Hindi / Year 3 and 4 / Understanding / Language variation and change

Curriculum content descriptions

Understand that the Hindi language is influenced by and in turn influences other languages and cultures

[Key concepts: change, influence, contact; Key processes: identifying, investigating]


  • understanding the influence on Hindi of different languages over different times, for example, the use of English words such as ‘post-box’, ‘railway station’, ‘bus’, ‘school’
  • identifying more examples of Hindi words or expressions that are commonly used in English, such as ‘verandah’ from बरामदा, ‘bandana’ from बांधना
  • identifying how words from Sanskrit, Perso-Arabic and English are used in different contexts to mean related concepts such as ‘concern/anxiety’: Sanskrit चिंता; Arabic फ़िक्र; and ‘tension’, English टेन्शन
  • finding examples of expressions in Hindi that include words from English or other languages, for example, क्या यह आपका फ़ाइनल उत्तर है?
General capabilities
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
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Hindi language

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