In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1also folks plural
1.1informal (people)gente femininesome folk(s) are never satisfied — hay gente que nunca se queda conforme
- young/city folk(s) — gente joven/de la ciudad
- it was full of old folk(s) — estaba lleno de viejos
- you folks — ustedes
- hi folks! — hola ¿qué tal?
- Who'd have guessed folks living this close to Edina would be so friendly after dark?
- Many of the folk at Greenways Residential Home, Salisbury Road, are housebound or do not like to go out on trips.
- The Soul of Man Under Socialism, folks, looks a lot better than it does under ten feet of sewage-filled water.
- A fair amount of the traditional old machete gardening was in order - it's more fun than it looks, folks!
- Take a stroll through some city centres with these folks over the next few days if you have time.
- Many young folk want to be fighter pilots when they grow up.
- For most folks, it seems easier just to live with the problem than try to fix it.
- This might be a little tricky for them, folks, but don't worry because I have a strong feeling that they'll do it!
- As you know, he got himself into a whole lot of trouble with folks in New York City.
- I think we've located another point in our musical journey here, folks.
- To tell the truth, folks, there are so many debates running in parallel here that I'm inclined to give up the ghost.
- The film doesn't even get released until November, so we're in for the long-haul, folks.
- See what you miss when you don't actually listen closely to the words of songs, folks?
- The little hardback books will be in the post as soon as possible, folks.
- So roll up for your tax cut, folks, and pencil in a trip to the ballot box this year.
- Those friendly folks at Fringe Theatre Adventures are holding on to Bilbo for one extra night.
- Many folks up here have a sense of pride in their city or town and welcome filmmakers.
- Spooky psychic powers aside, folks, that's why I believe that Gordon Smith is the real deal.
- Mixing with the fan base and common folk has its good and bad sides.
- They are not public figures but ordinary folk, ‘people like you’.
- But these young folk in the suburbs are in general more consumers than critics when it comes to American capitalism.
- I suppose it also had to do with the fact that my parents were messy folk, something of which I was deeply ashamed.
- I want to see those folks who live in the area out there giving it a try.
- There's a point where it doesn't make sense to make a corporation any bigger, folks.
- It's a modern-day fairy tale, folks, because, you see, they did get on the telly after all.
- His job takes him all round the old folk's homes in Lancashire entertaining residents.
- The family day is all the more special for folks who live in separation.
- All these young folk don't know about Ky the con artist.
- We only go around once on this earth, folks, so we'd better get it right the first time.
- A lot of invaluable literature in the languages of the common folk has remained outside recognised literary boundaries.
- That's as outrageous as it got, folks, and she didn't quite carry it off.
- So it is just not rest and relaxation on a holiday, folks, you can combine business and pleasure.
- Mark this day on your calendar, folks, because it is a rare occasion indeed.
- There will be happy nostalgic memories for the many folk who frequented that popular venue in their youth having now advanced a few years.
- Those of us who have lived on the edge have had a lot of folks come and go in our lives.
- If you want real, on the ground reporting, turn to the British and European stations, folks.
- There was a general feeling amongst folk who hadn't been faced with this situation before; they were stunned.
- This is the last Webdiary for the year, folks, so thanks to all of you who wrote and read this year.
- It's not too late to research and save for your own retirement, folks.
- I might be wrong but folk of my generation are probably Apple's prime audience.
1.2folks plural(relatives) familia feminine US informal(parents) padres masculine(parents) viejos masculine informal
- My folks never took my instruments away or forbade me to play a gig.
- Now I understand that my folks must have saved me from death hundreds of times without even thinking twice about it.
- Help your friends move, invite your folks to live with you, go out of your way to help someone with their homework, and so on.
2.1(specific group, profession)media folk — gente de los medios de comunicación feminine
2.2Anthropologypueblo masculine(medicine/art/legend) (before noun) popular(dancing) folklórico(dancing) tradicionalfolk museum — museo de tradiciones locales masculine
- His music includes songs and tunes from a wide range of music traditions, including folk, blues, reggae, cajun and klezmer.
- ‘Come on Eileen’ was a brilliant fusion of '80s pop, Celtic folk, and blue-eyed soul.
- Their music is a mixture of Eastern European folk, gypsy, techno and American jazz.
- Casey's voice is distinctive and his style combines folk and soul similar to the Reef and Gomez spectrum of songwriting.
- Off The Rails will also be playing rock, reggae, jazz, folk, samba, blues and world music-influenced songs.
- Susan bought the CD of a Gypsy folk band we heard play.
- Expect to hear it in the future at your favourite coffeehouse or folk fest.
- We had all this exposure, and we did all the major folk fests.
- How vital is the live folk scene in the UK at the moment?
- She plays steel, slide and acoustic guitar, mandolin and body percussion - her music crossing boundaries through folk, country and reggae.
- For fans of real, heartfelt music that's mingled with soul, folk, pop/rock and blues this is a truly impressive disc.
- His music is a constantly shifting amalgam: Rock and roll, funk, rap, blues, folk, and soul all contribute to his songwriting.
- This is not traditional Christian rock, Christian folk or Christian anything.
- A visitor from Nashville rounds off a season of top folk and soul in Haworth this winter and spring.
- Woody Guthrie was a hero to a generation of folk musicians, Bob Dylan among them.
- As with any folk fest, much of the magic will happen during the workshops.
- The crowd booed and jeered at the Newport folk festival in 1965.
- They'd played together at various folk festivals and gigs.
- In the end it sounds like a South American folk tune.
- They are undoubtedly the fastest rising star on the UK folk scene.
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