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     (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 ...  
     (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.  
   (=individuals)   personnes    fpl     
→ There were 120 people at the lecture.        
→ Millions of people have lost their homes.        
six people      six personnes  
several people      plusieurs personnes  
How many people are there in your family?      Vous êtes combien dans votre famille?  
     (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     
   (=citizens)   peuple    m     
→ the will of the people        
→ a rift between the people and their leadership        
→ The people will decide when they vote on May 21st.        
   (=nation, race)   peuple    m     
→ It's a triumph for the American people.        
→ a proud people        
→ the native peoples of Central America        
   (=ordinary people)  
the people      le peuple  
a man of the people      un homme du peuple  
    people power  
    people skills  
      vt   peupler  
to be peopled by      [place]   être peuplé (e)   de  
→ his tales of shady America peopled by the disenfranchised and the lonely        
→ a harsh, dusty land peopled by callous opportunists and violent thugs        
[novel]   être peuplé (e)   de  
→ His novels are peopled with extraordinary characters.        

boat people  
      npl   boat people    mpl     
business people  
      npl   hommes    mpl   et femmes    fpl   d'affaires  
old people's home  
      n   maison    f   de retraite  
people carrier  
      n   (=vehicle)   monospace    m     
people mover   , people-mover  
   (=vehicle)   monospace    m  
     (at airport)    trottoir    m   roulant  
→ The automated people mover carries 20 to 100 passengers and is used in places such as airports.        
people power  
      n   pouvoir    m   populaire  
→ The Royal Family even bowed to public pressure and returned to London. It was a crude display of people power.        
people skills  
to have good people skills      avoir un bon contact  
→ He is a good organiser, has good people skills and has a professional approach        
people trafficking  
      n   trafic    m   d'êtres humains  
street people  
      npl   gens    mpl   des rues
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
1) le peuple, 2) les gens
gens ; peuple
'people' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
people representatives
poor people
Dutch people
local people
young people
common people
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