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Kids vs. children



MJ_Misa
Czech Republic

Kids vs. children
 
Dear friends,
could someone, please, explain me the difference between kids and children?
Thank you very much, Michaela

25 Jan 2011      



yanogator
United States

"Children" is more formal. "Kids" is less formal. That īs all there is to it.
 
Bruce

25 Jan 2011     



MJ_Misa
Czech Republic

Thank you very much for your prompt answer, Bruce. I am asking because my daughter īs teacher said them children means in family and kids is general meaning. When my daughter wrote "kids", the teacher said it īs a mistake:o(

25 Jan 2011     



mish.cz
Czech Republic

Not a native speaker, but would give the same answer as Bruce;-) 

Have a nice evening

25 Jan 2011     



Wake
Spain

For a formal writing is better children.

25 Jan 2011     



stexstme
France

I thought Kids was American-English, & children British-English... I wasn īt really sure about it, though ;o) In my classes, I always use children...
Hi, Michaela : I īve just moved! LOLNoticed ???
Wink( France īs not a good country for teachers.) ... ( any more.)
Hugs!!
Sylvie

25 Jan 2011     



edrodmedina
United States

hey Silvie..Good luck!!

25 Jan 2011     



MJ_Misa
Czech Republic

Gosh, Sylvie,
what flag īs that? Today I noticed elderberrywine has changed her flag too - from German to.... haven īt recognized the new one. Embarrassed

25 Jan 2011     



baiba
Latvia

Ha ha ha Sylvie, how īs life in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines???

25 Jan 2011     



elderberrywine
Germany

Ladies, we just need a break and a change from time to time --- mine is Turkmenistan, I think. 

25 Jan 2011     



stexstme
France

Hi dear Friends!
I just pmed Dorothea ( Elderberrywine ) & sent her hugs to ...Hmmm .. Turkmenistan. Then, I realised I needed a change.
Err ... I must say Life is just ... wonderful in - what īs it called again ? - ...& the Grenadines.Approve
I thought Grenadine was just for me : A nice drink - strawberry-like taste ( I suspect it īs chemical!!) ;o)
Sooo, here I am, now, ...in pinkish sugary waters.
I īll stay there for a while.
;o) 

25 Jan 2011     

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