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"Pueblo" is a noun which is often translated as "town", and "gente" is a noun which is often translated as "people". Learn more about the difference between "pueblo" and "gente" below.
pueblo(
pweh
-
bloh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (municipality)
a. town
Pasamos la Navidad en un pueblo encantador en los Alpes.We spent Christmas in a charming town in the Alps.
b. village
Antes un simple pueblo, San Miguel de Allende es ahora una ciudad en desarrollo.Once a simple village, San Miguel de Allende is now a developing city.
2. (nation or ethnic group)
a. people
El pueblo mexicano está en contra de las decisiones tomadas por el nuevo presidente.The Mexican people are against the decisions made by the new president.
3. (ordinary persons)
a. common people
"El pueblo trabaja para que los ricos descansen", dijo el revolucionario."The common people work so the rich can rest," said the revolutionary.
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gente(
hehn
-
teh
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (persons)
a. people
Había muy poca gente en la inauguración de la galería.There were very few people at the gallery opening.
2. (person)
a. person
El nuevo capataz es muy buena gente.The new foreman is a good person.
3. (associated persons)
a. team
Cada uno de nosotros llevará a su gente a la reunión.Each one of us will bring our team to the meeting.
4. (relative)
a. family
Voy a pasar las fiestas en el pueblo con mi gente.I'm going to spend the holidays in the village with my family.
b. folks
Mi gente es del norte.My folks are from the north.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (respectable)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. decent
Es una familia muy gente.They are a very decent family.
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