Germany’s great energy disruption: Part 216 min read . Updated: 15 Jan 2018, 05:32 PM IST
Of kindergartens in the hinterland
There are several words in the English language that have their origins in German, such as blitzkrieg, hinterland, and kaput. The most popular of them, however, is perhaps ‘kindergarten’, which is an amalgamation of ‘kinder’, which means children, and ‘garten’, which is garden. While every society has educational facilities for young children, German kindergartens emphasize learning outdoors in the woods or other natural, open spaces. The idea of the kindergarten spread globally—even if other societies do not exactly practice it the same way.
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