Translation of people in Spanish:
- 1 (+ pl vb, no art) 1.1 (in general) people are tired of thatla gente está cansada de esowhat will people say/think?¿qué dirá/pensará la gente?people say that …dicen que …a lot of/very few people
se dice que …mucha/muy poca gentemany/most people disagreemucha gente/la mayoría de la gente no está de acuerdosome people don't like ita algunos no les gustapeople like her never learn
a algunas personas no les gusta
hay gente a la que no le gustala gente como ella nunca aprendethey are good people
las personas como ella nunca aprendenson buena gente or buenas personaswe're people, not machines!somos personas, no máquinasExample sentences1.2 (individuals)
personas (feminine plural)three people were injuredtres personas resultaron heridasthe hall seats 200 peoplela sala tiene un aforo de 200 personaswell, really, some people!¡hay cada uno!you people don't understandustedes no entiendenthey've made her director, her of all people!¡la han hecho directora, nada menos que a ella!you of all people ought to be grateful to metú más que nadie me deberías estar agradecido1.3 (specific group) tall/rich peoplela gente alta/ricayoung people
- He's a very strong personality, but he talks to people as human beings and he's very honest.
- The Home Office had to treat these people as decent human beings and provide extra resources.
- We may well decide that it was the most evil act ever perpetrated by human beings on fellow people.
las personas altas/ricas
los altos/ricoslos jóveneslocal people
la juventudla gente del lugarChinese people my people are from Illinois
los lugareñosmi familia or [colloquial] mi gente es de Illinoishe wasn't one of our peopleno era uno de los nuestros
- 2 2.1 (inhabitants) (+ plural verb) the people of this countryla gente de este paísshe got to know the country and its people
este pueblollegó a conocer bien el país y su(s) gente(s)a town of 15,000 peopleuna ciudad de 15.000 habitantes or personasExample sentences2.2 (citizens, nation) (+ plural verb) the people the American people
los americanosthe common people
- However, the nation's indigenous peoples have never tasted their share of Argentina's riches.
- Ethnic minorities, indigenous peoples and tribal people everywhere face discrimination.
- There is also an eloquent record of tribal history of the indigenous peoples of Alaska's ethnic Indian and Inuit population.
el pueblo americanola gente corrientea man/an enemy of the people
la gente en generalun hombre/un enemigo del puebloa people's republicuna república popularto go to the people (British English)llamar a elecciones
convocar (a) elecciones
consultar al electoradoExample sentences2.3 (race) (+ singular verb) they are a proud people
son un pueblo orgulloso
- It was designed to evolve, to live, and to breathe like the people that it governs.
- The leaders rarely spoke like the people they governed and it was no disadvantage.
- It is time somebody started to govern for the people than for their own place in history.
- a land peopled by savage tribesuna tierra habitada por tribus salvajesExample sentences
- The observances recognise that the island was peopled by different groups of Indians who had settled here over the 7000 years before the European encounter.
- Remote and entirely dedicated to his craft, he lived in a world peopled by a few intimate friends, a world sealed to outsiders.
- Yet, the first centralizing tendencies appeared only after skirmishes between Native Americans and settlers led colonial officials to consider peopling the region as a buffer to avoid further conflict.
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