folk
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folk(
fok
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(people)
a. la gente
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The small town is full of friendly folk.El pueblo pequeño está lleno de gente amable.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (customary)
a. popular
My children love this book of folk tales.A mis niños les encanta este libro de cuentos populares.
b. tradicional
There's a lot of folk art in this museum.Hay mucho arte tradicional en este museo.
c. regional
This folk dance originated hundreds of years ago.Este baile regional se originó hace cientos de años.
d. folklórico
There will be folk dancing at the festival.Habrá danza folklórica en el festival.
e. folk (music)
If you like folk music, you'll love this band.Si te gusta la música folk, te va a encantar esta banda.
folks
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (people)
a. la gente
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The folks around here are really nice.La gente por acá es muy amable.
4. (family)
a. la familia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm going to visit my folks for Christmas.Voy a visitar a mi familia por Navidad.
b. los padres
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My folks are fairly conservative.Mis padres son bastante conservadores.
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folk
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (colloquial)
a. la gente
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(people)
the folk I work withla gente con la que trabajo
my/your folksmi/tu familia, mi/tu gente
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (traditional)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a.
folk dancebaile popular or regional
folk (music)música folk or popular
folk singercantante de folk
folk songcanción folk
folk talecuento popular
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folk [fəʊk]
noun
1 (people) gente (f)
country/city folk la gente de campo/ciudad; ordinary folk la gente llana; they're strange folk here aquí la gente es algo rara; the common folk el pueblo; my folks (parents) mis viejos (informal) (m); (family) mi familia
the folks back home
the old folks los viejos; hello folks! ¡hola, amigos!
2
folk music See culture box in entry folk.
modifier
of ordinary people
folk art (n) artesanía (f) popular or tradicional
folk dance (n) baile (m) popular
this is a well-known folk dance called...
folk dancing (n) danza (f) folklórica
my hobbies are folkdancing, pottery...
folk music (n) (traditional) música (f) tradicional or folklórica; (contemporary) música (f) folk
folk rock (n) folk rock (m)
folk singer (n) cantante (m) de música folk
folk song (n) canción (f) tradicional
folk tale (n) cuento (m) popular
folk wisdom (n) saber (m) popular
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folk
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folk(
fohlk
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (music)
a. folk music
Samuel está aprendiendo a cantar folk.Samuel is learning to sing folk music.
b. folk
¿Te gusta tocar folk o rock?Do you like to play folk or rock?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (relating to folk music)
a. folk
Francisco siempre está escuchando canciones folk.Francisco is always listening to folk songs.
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folk
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. folk (music)
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folk
adjective
folk
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Phrases with "folk"
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folk music
la música folklórica
folk song
la canción folclórica
folk art
el arte popular
folk dance
la danza folklórica
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