Translation of people in Spanish:


gente, n.

Pronunciation /ˈpipəl/ /ˈpiːp(ə)l/

See Spanish definition of gente


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    • 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 …
      • 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
      • people like her never learn la gente como ella nunca aprende
      • they are good people son buena gente / buenas personas
      • we're people, not machines! somos personas, no máquinas
      • 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.
      • We don't have nearly the amount of litter because people in general take pride in their city.
      • It is high among the reasons why people consult general practitioners and neurologists.
      • You can count the number of people at most general openings on your fingers and toes.
      • If so, was his stringent demand only for disciples, or was it intended for people in general?
      • Neither do I have a problem in general with people who wish to follow religious beliefs.
      • As I grew older, my imaginary friends took on the personas of real living people.
      • In general, too many people put too much emphasis on historic stock market statistics.
      • She was bewildered due to the general lack of people running the place, apparently.
      • At the scene they interviewed a local man and some other people from the general area.
      • I feel they are aiming at older people and people in wealthy jobs more than the younger generation.
      • Each day he has looked at a key issue facing us as a nation, as a people, as frail human beings.
      • The most interesting aspect to this issue is the question of how people generate a sense of belonging.
      • It's not going to change until people from my generation, the baby boomers, start to die.
      • Staff warn that as the exhibition contains human remains some people may find it disturbing.
      • Who better to take advice from than the experienced people who make their living from tourism?
      • I have always had an almost perverse desire to mix with people who make their living from crime.
      • The chances of people making a living without skills are reducing all the time.

    • 1.2(individuals)

      personas feminine
      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

    • 1.3(specific group)

      tall/rich people la gente alta/rica
      • young people los jóvenes
      • local people la gente del lugar
      • Chinese people los chinos
      • my people are from Illinois mi familia es de Illinois
      • he wasn't one of our people no era uno de los nuestros

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    • 2.1(inhabitants)

      the people of this country la gente de este país
      • 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 / personas
      • 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.
      • Water has great significance for First Nations and Aboriginal peoples.
      • We want a Europe where power flows upwards from nation states and their peoples, and not downwards from Brussels and its remote elites.
      • The interests and diversity of all nations and all peoples must be respected.
      • It is also hugely noticeable what winning and success can do for peoples, races, nations.
      • We need to embrace Europe, including the single currency, if good relations between nations and their peoples are to be fostered.
      • You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples.
      • We reject, also, the cultural relativist view according to which these basic human rights are not appropriate for certain nations or peoples.
      • Why am I convinced that more sophisticated armaments, or bigger armies, cannot make nations and peoples secure?
      • How exactly does a nation or peoples get itself on the list to be humiliated at taxpayer expense and who is it that makes that final decision anyway?
      • Other nations and peoples at similar stages of development could do themselves a good turn by following suit.
      • For sure, a conflict between nations or peoples would be difficult to square.
      • War is rolling the dice with the future of nations and peoples hanging in the balance.
      • Sport, in this case at least, perhaps does have the capacity to build bridges between nations and peoples.
      • Nowhere is this neglect more salient than in the consideration of the experiences of indigenous peoples and ethnic minority groups.
      • That document will guide all Government departments on creating policy that is responsive to the needs of ethnic peoples.
      • The peoples of all nations had offices there and they traded with each other and with the United States of America.
      • This strategy has had the remarkable effect of forging a French nation from many diverse peoples.

    • 2.2(citizens, nation)

      the people el pueblo
      • the American people los americanos
      • the common people la gente corriente
      • a people's republic una república popular
      • to go to the people llamar a elecciones
      • 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.
      • This way they dominate and exploit the people they govern to their own advantage.
      • The key in such a foreign policy will be to think of the people, the average citizenry first.
      • It is there for the people causing problems for law abiding citizens or residents of the community.
      • In the west, democracy means that the source of political authority resides in the people.
      • Then in a sugary way he said he had no time for us and attends only to the people in his constituency.
      • He promised to work to the best of his ability for all of the people of the constituency.
      • They work hard to build up good relations with people in the communities they work in.
      • He was not popular with the people of England and he had to use force to maintain his control on England.
      • There is a change at a very basic level in the character of the people of a nuclear nation.
      • He promised that his every move would be subject to the will of the people.
      • The great tribune of the people lost the confidence of his constituency party.
      • Neither in form nor in substance does the draft constitution bring power closer to the people.
      • They were locally elected officials who listened to the people and gave them what they wanted.
      • The voters rejected the referendum because they did not like the people who advocated it.
      • But it was also a way for the new government to allow the people to do their own work.
      • This was equally popular with the people of Ancient Rome and going to a race was seen as a family event.
      • It is at the root of the disaffection between the mass of the people and their governments.

    • 2.3(race)

      pueblo masculine
      they are a proud people son un pueblo orgulloso

transitive verb

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    • 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.
    • Living at a German mission station on the periphery of a British colonial town peopled by Africans from different backgrounds, she became familiar with a range of cultures and languages.
    • The houses were well spaced apart with trees, green grass, and a rainbow of flowers growing between them, and the streets were peopled with merchants and craftsmen going home for the evening.
    • To most lawyers and clerics, the world was still peopled with good and evil spirits, but it was now deemed extremely difficult to distinguish their activities from natural causes.
    • This is a world peopled by actors in a play within a play in which a cleric is ‘instructing some pious politician in hypocrisy’ and a judge is giving the wronged party a hard time.
    • In novel after novel, she would recreate the rarefied Oxbridge milieu, a world peopled by erudite lost souls relentlessly seeking wisdom and love.
    • Our minds cannot even consistently imagine a world peopled by men of different logical structures or a logical structure different from our own.
    • Clearly, the dance world is peopled mostly by those who started young.
    • His exterior scenes are peopled with many busy figures.
    • But today, the world is peopled by intolerant religions that still decree that their God is the only true one.
    • Alas, the real world is peopled by the satisfactory and the barely satisfactory.
    • It was not true of the superstitious villagers who peopled the miniature municipality.
    • The villages are densely peopled and like small rural towns in character.
    • From this time on she expressed a growing certainty that the world is peopled by children who need her help.
    • As a result, the most powerful nation in the world is peopled by a terrified citizenry jumping at shadows.
    • The heirs to the Incas and the Mayas, and those of the myriad other Indian nations that peopled the continent in the pre-Columbus era, have a long tradition of resistance.
    • One implication of individual choice is that the American frontier from the Colonial period onward was peopled through a process of self-selection.