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Pronunciation: /ˈpiːpəl/

Translation of people in Spanish:


  • 1 (+ pl vb, no art) 1.1 (in general) gente (feminine) people are tired of that la gente está cansada de eso what will people say/think? ¿qué dirá/pensará la gente? people say that … dicen que …, se dice que … a lot of/very few people mucha/muy poca gente many/most people disagree mucha gente/la mayoría de la gente no está de acuerdo some people don't like it a algunos no les gusta, a algunas personas no les gusta, hay gente a la que no le gusta people like her never learn la gente como ella nunca aprende, las personas como ella nunca aprenden they are good people son buena gente or buenas personas we're people, not machines! somos personas, no máquinas 1.2 (individuals) personas (feminine plural) three people were injured tres personas resultaron heridas the hall seats 200 people la sala tiene un aforo de 200 personas well, really, some people! ¡hay cada uno! you people don't understand ustedes no entienden they'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 me tú más que nadie me deberías estar agradecido
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.3 (specific group) tall/rich people la gente alta/rica, las personas altas/ricas, los altos/ricos young people los jóvenes, la juventud local people la gente del lugar, los lugareños Chinese people los chinos my people are from Illinois mi familia or [colloquial/familiar] mi gente es de Illinois he wasn't one of our people no era uno de los nuestros
  • 2 2.1 (inhabitants) (+ plural verb/+ verbo en plural) the people of this country la gente de este país, este pueblo she got to know the country and its people llegó a conocer bien el país y su(s) gente(s) a town of 15,000 people una ciudad de 15.000 habitantes or personas 2.2 (citizens, nation) (+ plural verb/+ verbo en plural) the people el pueblo the American people los americanos, el pueblo americano the common people la gente corriente, la gente en general a man/an enemy of the people un hombre/un enemigo del pueblo a people's republic una república popular to go to the people (British English/inglés británico) llamar a elecciones, convocar* (a) elecciones, consultar al electorado
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    2.3 (race) (+ singular verb/+ verbo en singular) pueblo (masculine) they are a proud people son un pueblo orgulloso

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • poblar* a land peopled by savage tribes una tierra habitada por tribus salvajes

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