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American English: /ˈpipəl/
British English: /ˈpiːp(ə)l/

Translation of people in Spanish:


  • 1 (+ pl vb, no art) 1.1 (in general) 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
    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.
    1.2 (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
    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 my people are from Illinois
    mi familia es de Illinois
    mi gente es de Illinois [colloquial]
    he wasn't one of our people
    no era uno de los nuestros
  • 2 2.1 (inhabitants) (+ plural verb) 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
    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.
    2.2 (citizens, nation) (+ plural verb) the people 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)
    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.
    2.3 (race) (+ singular verb) they are a proud people
    son un pueblo orgulloso

transitive verb

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