Grammar detail: 皆さん(みなさん) vs みんな

皆さん(みなさん) vs みんな
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皆 means 'all', 'everyone' etc. When referring to people, it can technically be read as both みな and みんな. However, みな is considered much more polite than みんな, which is a casual contraction. As a result:
  1. It's best not to use kanji when you're using the reading みんな (write it in kana)
  2. The honorific さん cannot be added to みんな - only to みな (in which case, it would be better to write みな in kanji, 皆)
To summarize:
みんなLeast polite; write in kana
みんなさんIncorrect! Do not use.
Medium politeness; write with kanji
Most polite; write in kana
Another key difference is that みんな can be used to refer to things and is synonymous with
, but みな(さん) only ever refers to people.
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Kanji used in this grammar

カイ   みな everyone   
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ゼン   まった entirely   すべ everything   
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ブ   part
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