In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(in general)gente femininepeople 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
- Neither do I have a problem in general with people who wish to follow religious beliefs.
- 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?
- The Home Office had to treat these people as decent human beings and provide extra resources.
- I have always had an almost perverse desire to mix with people who make their living from crime.
- She was bewildered due to the general lack of people running the place, apparently.
- Each day he has looked at a key issue facing us as a nation, as a people, as frail human beings.
- Who better to take advice from than the experienced people who make their living from tourism?
- He's a very strong personality, but he talks to people as human beings and he's very honest.
- We don't have nearly the amount of litter because people in general take pride in their city.
- As I grew older, my imaginary friends took on the personas of real living people.
- 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.
- It's not going to change until people from my generation, the baby boomers, start to die.
- The chances of people making a living without skills are reducing all the time.
- The most interesting aspect to this issue is the question of how people generate a sense of belonging.
- It is high among the reasons why people consult general practitioners and neurologists.
- We may well decide that it was the most evil act ever perpetrated by human beings on fellow people.
- In general, too many people put too much emphasis on historic stock market statistics.
- Staff warn that as the exhibition contains human remains some people may find it disturbing.
1.2(individuals)personasthree 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 — las personas altas/ricas
- young people — la gente joven
- local people — los lugareños
- Chinese people — los chinos
- my people are from Illinois — mi gente es de Illinois
- he wasn't one of our people — no era uno de los nuestros
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
- We want a Europe where power flows upwards from nation states and their peoples, and not downwards from Brussels and its remote elites.
- You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples.
- Sport, in this case at least, perhaps does have the capacity to build bridges between 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.
- The interests and diversity of all nations and all peoples must be respected.
- Ethnic minorities, indigenous peoples and tribal people everywhere face discrimination.
- Why am I convinced that more sophisticated armaments, or bigger armies, cannot make nations and peoples secure?
- We need to embrace Europe, including the single currency, if good relations between nations and their peoples are to be fostered.
- However, the nation's indigenous peoples have never tasted their share of Argentina's riches.
- It is also hugely noticeable what winning and success can do for peoples, races, nations.
- 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?
- War is rolling the dice with the future of nations and peoples hanging in the balance.
- Nowhere is this neglect more salient than in the consideration of the experiences of indigenous peoples and ethnic minority groups.
- There is also an eloquent record of tribal history of the indigenous peoples of Alaska's ethnic Indian and Inuit population.
- For sure, a conflict between nations or peoples would be difficult to square.
- Water has great significance for First Nations and Aboriginal 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.
- Other nations and peoples at similar stages of development could do themselves a good turn by following suit.
- That document will guide all Government departments on creating policy that is responsive to the needs of ethnic peoples.
2.2(citizens, nation)the people — el pueblo
- the American people — los americanos
- the common people — la gente común y corriente
- 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 — convocar (a) elecciones
- He was not popular with the people of England and he had to use force to maintain his control on England.
- It is time somebody started to govern for the people than for their own place in history.
- It is there for the people causing problems for law abiding citizens or residents of the community.
- They work hard to build up good relations with people in the communities they work in.
- He promised that his every move would be subject to the will of the people.
- It is at the root of the disaffection between the mass of the people and their governments.
- This was equally popular with the people of Ancient Rome and going to a race was seen as a family event.
- The great tribune of the people lost the confidence of his constituency party.
- This way they dominate and exploit the people they govern to their own advantage.
- He promised to work to the best of his ability for all of the people of the constituency.
- They were locally elected officials who listened to the people and gave them what they wanted.
- But it was also a way for the new government to allow the people to do their own work.
- Then in a sugary way he said he had no time for us and attends only to the people in his constituency.
- The leaders rarely spoke like the people they governed and it was no disadvantage.
- There is a change at a very basic level in the character of the people of a nuclear nation.
- Neither in form nor in substance does the draft constitution bring power closer to the people.
- It was designed to evolve, to live, and to breathe like the people that it governs.
- The voters rejected the referendum because they did not like the people who advocated it.
- The key in such a foreign policy will be to think of the people, the average citizenry first.
- In the west, democracy means that the source of political authority resides in the people.
2.3(race)pueblo masculinethey are a proud people — son un pueblo orgulloso
1poblara land peopled by savage tribes — una tierra habitada por tribus salvajes
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