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people

Pronunciation: /ˈpiːp(ə)l/

Translation of people in Arabic:

noun/اسم

  • (nation) شَعْب (n coll) (no sing n) (plural: شُعوب) an ancient people شَعْب قَديم the Arabic-speaking peoples الشُعوب الناطِقة بالعَرَبيّةِ

plural noun/جمع

  • 1 (men and women) ناس, أَشْخاص young/old people الشَباب \ كِبار السِنِّ people say that he is dead يَقولُ الناسُ إنَّهُ مَيِّتٌ what will people say? ماذا سَيَقولُ الناسُ؟ you of all people should know that … أَنْتَ على وَجْهِ الخُصوصِ يَنْبَغي أنْ تَعْلَمَ أنّ ...
  • 2 (inhabitants of a town) سُكّان, أَهْل; (of a country) شَعْب (n coll) (no singular noun) (plural: شُعوب) the people of Amman سُكّان عَمّانَ the Egyptian/Russian people الشَعْب المِصْريّ \ الروسيّ
  • 3 (citizens, subjects)
    (the people)
    المُواطِنونَ, الشَعْب a man of the people رَجُل من الشَعْبِ
  • 4 [informal/غير رسمي], (family) أَهْل (n coll) (no singular noun) (plural: أَهْلونَ, plural: أَهالٍ)

transitive verb/فعل متعد

  • (to populate) سَكَنَ (stem vowel = u) (I) (+ في), قَطَنَ (stem vowel = u) (I) (+ في, + ب) [the planet] [country]

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