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|English to Spanish translations [PRO]|
Social Sciences - Education / Pedagogy
|English term or phrase: child|
|I want to know if it's correct to translate in a text for a school for grades k-12 where the word child is constantly repeated.|
Is it ok to put hijo o nino?
even though is for children to 12th grade?
I would very much appreciate your expert advice.
Estoy de acuerdo con la sugerencia de Cindy. En el distrito escolar adonde trabajo se usan las palabras estudiante, estudiantes, alumno, alumnos o "el alumnado" cuando se habla del grupo de estudiantes. Si se tratara de una carta especificamente dirigida a los padres de un alumno en particular, sería mejor escribir "su hijo" o "su hija".
Suerte y saludos de Oso ¶:^)
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|Thank to all of you.|
Your help is greatly appreciated!
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could you say "student" = alumno/estudiante?
I see your dilemma with the age group covered. Maybe you could avoid any age-specific reference (I don't think any 17 or 18-year old would like being called a "niño"..."hijos" means sons or sons and daughters) by referring to them as "alumnos" or "estudiantes," if that fits your context.
Hope it helps.
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