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 ...
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
the people le peuple
a man of the people un homme du peuple
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.
npl boat people mpl
npl hommes mpl et femmes fpl d'affaires
old people's home
n maison f de retraite
(=vehicle) monospace m
people mover , people-mover
trottoir m roulant
→ The automated people mover carries 20 to 100 passengers and is used in places such as airports.
n pouvoir m populaire
→ The Royal Family even bowed to public pressure and returned to London. It was a crude display of people power.
to have good people skills avoir un bon contact
→ He is a good organiser, has good people skills and has a professional approach
n trafic m d'êtres humains
npl gens mpl des rues