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I am interested in not only the literal but the figurative differences between "Kind" and "Jugend"

Thanks for your input!

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Kind: child

Kindheit: childhood

Jugend: youth

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    Correct, but "youth" can refer both to a person's age (="Jugend") and to a young person (="Jugendlicher"). It is relevant to point out that "Jugend" ONLY refers to the age. It does NOT mean "young person", the way "youth" does.
    – elena
    Jun 14, 2013 at 9:05

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