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people / gente
 
people   [ˈpi:pl]
A. -noun
1. (with plural verb)
1.1. (seen as a mass)   gente (f)
·[what] will people think?
·¿qué va a pensar la gente?
·they stole from people'noun houses
·robaban las casas de la gente
·the place was full of people
·el local estaba lleno de gente
a. [country] people =   la gente del campo
b. I like the people [here] =   la gente de aquí me cae bien
·here people quarrel a lot
·aquí se riñe mucho
c. they don't mix much with the [local] people =   no se tratan mucho con la gente del lugar
d. what a [lot of] people! =   ¡cuánta gente!
e. [old] people =   los ancianos,   la gente mayor
f. people [say] that ... =   dicen que ...,   la gente dice que ...
g. [young] people =   los jóvenes,   la gente joven
1.2. (=persons, individuals)   personas feminine plural
·20 people
·20 personas
·millions of people
millones masculine plural de personas
·people are more important than animals
·las personas son masculineánoun importantes que los animales
·how many people are there in your family?
·¿cuántos sois en tu familia?
a. he got a knighthood, him of [all] people! =   le han nombrado sir, ¡precisamente a él!
·you of [all] people should understand
· deberías entenderlo mejor que nadie
b. the people [concerned] =   la gente or las personas en cuestiónoun
c. [English] people =   los ingleses
·two English people
·dos ingleses
d. the [gas] people are coming tomorrow =   los del gas vienen mañana
e. people [like] you are not welcome =   no queremos gente como
f. [many] people think that ... =   mucha gente cree que ...,   muchos creen que ...
g. [most] people like it =   a la mayoría de la gente le gusta
h. [several] people have told me =   me lo han dicho varias personas
i. [some] people are born lucky =   hay gente que nace de pie,   hay gente con suerte
j. they're [strange] people =   son gente rara
k. what do [you] people think? =   y ustedes ¿qué opinan?
little    
1.3. (=inhabitants)   habitantes masculine plural
·Madrid has over four million people
·Madrid tiene masculineánoun de cuatro millones de habitantes
·the people of [London]
·los habitantes de Londres,   los londinenses
·the people of [Angola]
·los habitantes or la gente de Angola
·the people of this [country] are fed up
·la gente de este paínoun está harta
·a leader who will serve the country and its people
·un líder al servicio del paínoun y de su gente
1.4. (=citizens, public)   pueblo (m)
·[the] people
·el pueblo
·the will of the people
·la voluntad popular or del pueblo
·the [British] people
·el pueblo británico
·the king and his people
·el rey y su pueblo or sus nounúbditos
·a people'noun [army]/[democracy]/[republic]
·un ejército/una democracia/una república popular
·government [by] the people
·el gobierno del pueblo
a. the people at [large] =   el pueblo en general
b. a [man] of the people =   un hombre del pueblo
c. [power] to the people =   poder (m) para el pueblo
d. a people'noun [tribunal] =   un tribunal popular
e. to go to the people   consultar la opiniónoun popular
common  
1.5. (=family)   gente (f),   familia (f)
·my people come from the north
·mi familia or mi gente es del norte
·have you met [his] people?
·¿conoces a su familia?
1.6. (=colleagues)
·I asked one of our people in Boston to handle it
·pedí a uno de los nuestros en Boston que se encargara de ello
2. (with singular verb)
(=ethnic group)   pueblo (m)
·an oppressed people
·un pueblo oprimido
·the peoples of the former Soviet Union
·los pueblos de la antigua Uniónoun Soviética
·[Spanish-speaking] peoples
·los pueblos or las gentes de habla hispana
B. -transitive verb   poblar
·the country is peopled [by] nomads
·el paínoun está poblado or habitado por nounómadas
·his novels are peopled with outlandish characters
·sus novelas estánoun pobladas de personajes extravagantes
C. -compound
·people carrier   -noun   monovolumen (m)
·people mover   -noun
(United States)   cinta (f) transbordadora,   pasillo (m) masculineóvil
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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