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English term or phrase:child
Spanish translation:alumno, estudiante, hijo(a)
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22:38 Aug 10, 2001
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.
Thank you!
Norma
alumnado/estudiantes/alumnos
Explanation:
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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Summary of answers provided
na +7could you say "student" = alumno/estudiante?xxxtazdog
naalumnado/estudiantes/alumnosxxxOso
na -1niño(a)
CCW


  

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11 mins peer agreement (net): -1
niño(a)


Explanation:
niño, niña = boy, girl
niño = child
niños = children
son, daughter = hijo, hija

Hope that this helps.

CCW
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in SpanishSpanish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Bertha S. Deffenbaugh: Not for K-12
8 hrs
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17 mins peer agreement (net): +7
could you say "student" = alumno/estudiante?


Explanation:
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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xxxtazdog
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxDel01: Indeed, "alumnos" is the best solution, but you could also say "chicos"
3 hrs
  -> possibly, depending on context and tone

agree  Andrea Bullrich
6 hrs

agree  Maria Paz: generalmente uso alumno a menos que diga "your child" en cuyo caso sería "su hijo/a". Suerte.
7 hrs

agree  Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
8 hrs

agree  Patricia Lutteral
9 hrs

agree  Gabriela Tenenbaum: maybe also "escolar", "pequeño", etc...
11 hrs

agree  xxxOso: ¡Sí! ¶:^)
15 hrs
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15 hrs
alumnado/estudiantes/alumnos


Explanation:
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 ¶:^)

xxxOso
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Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 964
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