What do the Americans call something which is young friendly and something that is enjoyable for youths:

  • That type of games are young-friendly.

  • That type of games hip with the kids.

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  • These sport shoes are young-friendly.

  • These sport shoes hip with the kids.

If none of these choices work, please tell me the correct word/expression for that.

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    Note: "hip" is no a verb, you still need the "are".
    – Stephie
    Jan 13, 2015 at 9:30
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    "Youth-friendly" could sound better, though I'm not sure. Jan 13, 2015 at 9:32

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I would personally say "These sport shoes are kid-friendly."

A Google search for "kid-friendly" gives over 88 million hits, while "young-friendly" has only 64 million, with most on the first page actually being "young, friendly". Adding quotes for an exact match gives 50m:25k.

As for "That type of games hip with the kids":

First of all, if you're going to use that phrase at all, it sounds like it should be "That type of game are hip with the kids." But "hip with the kids" isn't too common (even fewer hits than "young-friendly"!) May i suggest "popular with the kids"?

  • Thank you Scimonster. :) Just what do you think of the word 'kids'?! I guess whereas 'kid' refers to children bellow a specific age, this expression "popular with the kids" cannot be used e.g. for a 28 years old young person. Then for such age what would be your suggestion? ;)
    – A-friend
    Jan 13, 2015 at 9:37
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    I think it would be relative to the age of the speaker. A middle-aged adult could probably refer to anyone under 18-20. If it's a teenager saying it, younger than 10. A real old geezer (older than 80) could even refer to someone 25 years old as a "kid".
    – Scimonster
    Jan 13, 2015 at 9:49
  • But supposing I am 30 years old and I'm speaking to my friend about a sport coat. Can I tell him that "this coat really looks popular with the kids"? Does this sentence make a sense to you? Is it idiomatic?
    – A-friend
    Jan 13, 2015 at 10:12

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