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French translation of 'people'

Word Frequency


[ˈpiːpəl ]
plural noun
1.  (gen) gens mpl
The people were nice. Les gens étaient sympathiques.
The room was full of people. La salle était pleine de monde.La salle était pleine de gens.
a lot of people beaucoup de gens
I know people who ... je connais des gens qui ...
2.  (indefinite use)
people say that ... on dit que ...les gens disent que ...
People shouldn’t make promises that they can’t keep. Il ne faut pas faire de promesses quand on est incapable de les tenir.
There has been a complete change in people’s ideas on the subject. Les idées sur ce sujet ont connu un changement radical.
3.  (individuals) personnes fpl
six people six personnes
several people plusieurs personnes
How many people are there in your family? Vous êtes combien dans votre famille ?
4.  (of a particular kind)
old people les personnes fpl âgées
young people les jeunes mpl
French people les Français mpl
Black people les Noirs mpl
5.  (citizens) peuple m
1.  (nation, race) peuple m
2.  (ordinary people)
the people le peuple
a man of the people un homme du peuple
see also people power, people skills
transitive verb
to be peopled by [place] être peuplé(e) de; [novel] être peuplé(e) de

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Example Sentences Including 'people'

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This book is richly stocked with people whom any person of decent instincts will find loathsome.
The Times Literary Supplement (2014)
For people with good general knowledge it's an easy way to get free cash.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We meet more people -- more names to forget.
Thomas Blaikie Blaikie's Guide to Modern Manners (2005)
Her focus group turned out to be six people and her family.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Mars visits your chart of faraway faces and places and people in another land talk about you for two exciting reasons.
The Sun (2009)
People do not want passive ads flashing up on their new screens.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
So why do homeless people do it?
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We want the best people to do the best jobs.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
You have a quiet inner confidence and a subtle way of letting people know you mean business.
The Sun (2014)
Young people should think about their future.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
We will meet the medical people to see what the real problem is.
The Sun (2017)
But there is something about the park that seems to make people decent citizens.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The government should employ people like me.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Both have ageing populations and few affordable homes for local people.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Everyone says that people vote differently in a general election.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Fears were aimed mainly at people with a history of allergies in their families.
The Sun (2008)
The risk rose the closer that people lived to heavy traffic.
Times, Sunday Times (2017)
There was one country and one people which stood by us at that time.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
This is exactly the kind of relationship people wish existed more in the economy.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We also have a good idea of where these additional people will live.
The Sun (2009)
We did feel like homeless people last night though.
The Sun (2013)
We have made our case with the support of an amazing coalition of people and groups.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
We want this message to reach as many people as possible and save lives.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Without a consensus patients and people in need will suffer.
Times, Sunday Times (2017)
You have to get to know people and keep informed.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
You meet where people exercise in groups.
The Sun (2016)
People in general much prefer challenges to problems.
Pete Cohen and Sten Cummins with Jennai Cox HABIT BUSTING: A 10-step plan that will change your life (2002)
She interacts easily with people of all races and music of all genres.
Christianity Today (2000)
The anger may be directed at people in general because she feels betrayed rather than protected.
Wilkinson, Helena Beyond Chaotic Eating (1993)

Trends of 'people'

Extremely Common. people is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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'people' in Other Languages

British English: people /ˈpiːpl/ NOUN
People are men, women, and children.
Millions of people lost their homes.
  • American English: people
  • Arabic: نَاسٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: pessoas
  • Chinese: 人们
  • Croatian: ljudi
  • Czech: lidé
  • Danish: folk
  • Dutch: mensen
  • European Spanish: gente
  • Finnish: ihmiset
  • French: gens
  • German: Menschen
  • Greek: άνθρωποι
  • Italian: persone
  • Japanese: 人々
  • Korean: 사람들
  • Norwegian: personer
  • Polish: ludzie
  • European Portuguese: pessoas
  • Romanian: oameni
  • Russian: люди
  • Spanish: gente
  • Swedish: folk
  • Thai: ผู้คน
  • Turkish: insanlar
  • Ukrainian: люди
  • Vietnamese: người


Translation of people from the Collins English to French
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