Translation of people in French:


Pronunciation: /ˈpiːpl/



  • 1 (in general) gens (mpl); (specified or counted) personnes (fpl) old people les personnes âgées they're nice people ce sont des gens sympathiques there were a lot of people il y avait beaucoup de monde other people's property le bien des autres
  • 2 (of a town) habitants (mpl); (of a country) peuple (m)
  • 3 (citizens) the people le peuple

gens is masculine plural and never countable. When counting people, you must use personnes rather than gens: three people = trois personnes.When used with gens, some adjectives such as vieux, bon, mauvais, petit, vilain placed before gens take the feminine form: les vieilles gens.

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