gente
feminine noun
1. people (personas)
  • toda la gente -> everyone, everybody
  • son buena gente -> they're good people
  • gente bien -> well-to-do people
  • gente de bien -> decent folk
  • gente de la calle -> ordinary people
  • la gente corriente -> the common people
  • la gente guapa -> the beautiful people, the smart set (peninsular Spanish)
  • gente menuda -> kids
2. folks (informal) (familia)
adjective invariable
3. decent (amable) (Am)

gente [hen’-tay]
noun
1. People, persons in general, folk. (f)
2. Nation, those who compose a community (nación). (f)
3. (coll.) A family (parientes). (f)
4. Army, troops (séquito). (f)
  • Gente de bie -> or de buen proceder, honest people
  • Gente común or gente vulgar -> common people
  • Gente de pluma -> notaries, attorneys
  • Gente fina -> well-educated persons
  • Gente de razón -> educated persons
  • Son gente inculta -> they’re rough people
  • No me gusta esa gente -> I don’t like those people
  • Gente de color -> colored people
  • Gente de mar -> seafaring men, seamen
  • Gente de pelo -> well-to-do people
  • Gente gorda -> people of influence
  • Gente menuda -> children
  • Gente humilde -> humble people

gente
1 (personas) people
plural
; (p)
hay muy poca gente there are very few people; no me gusta esa gente I don't like those people
¿has conocido a gente nueva? son gente inculta
España y sus gentes Spain and its people; son muy buena gente they are very nice people; Juan es buena gente Juan is a nice guy (familiar)
ser [mala] gente
hacer gente to make a crowd
la gente baja the lower classes
plural
; (p)
un barrio de gente baja
gente bien (los ricos) well-off people; well-to-do people; (los decorosos) decent people
a ese club solo va la gente bien intentó que la gente bien de Oviedo aflojara sus bolsillos para ayudar a niños desvalidos
gente bonita (México) beautiful people
gente de bien
gente bien See culture box in entry gente.
gente de capa parda country folk
gente de color coloured people; colored people; (EEUU)
gente de la cuchilla butchers
plural
; (p)
gente de mar seafaring men
plural
; (p)
gente de medio pelo people of limited means; common people
los ejecutivos pijos que evitan asociarse con la gente de medio pelo
gente de paz peace-loving people
¡gente de paz! (Mil) friend!
gente de pelo well-to-do people
gente de pluma clerks
plural
; (p)
penpushers
plural
; (p)
gente de trato tradespeople
gente gorda (España) well-to-do people; rich people
una boda de gente gorda en verano el pueblo se llenaba de los yates de la gente gorda
gente guapa gente linda (Latinoamérica) beautiful people
gente menuda children
plural
; (p)
un programa de televisión para la gente menuda
gente natural (Centroamérica) Indians
plural
; (p)
natives
plural
; (p)
gente perdida riff-raff
Antes eran gente perdida, lazarillos, capas, vagabundos, rufianes...
gente principal nobility; gentry
2 (México) (persona) person
había dos gentes there were two people
3 (parientes) family; folks (familiar)
plural
; (p)
mi gente my family; my folks (familiar)
de gente en gente from generation to generation
4 (nación) nation
5 (Mil) men
plural
; (p)
troops
plural
; (p)
6 (séquito) retinue
el rey y su gente the king and his retinue
7 (Latinoamérica) upper-class people
plural
; (p)
ser (buena) gente to be respectable people
adjetivo
es muy gente (Chile) he's very decent (familiar); (México) he's very kind

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