la gente roughly translates to the people. Showing results for gente.
gente
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gente(
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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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gente
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (personas)
a. people
toda la genteeveryone, everybody
son buena gentethey're good people
gente bienwell-to-do people
gente de biendecent folk
gente de la calleordinary people
la gente corrientethe common people
la gente guapathe beautiful people, the smart set
gente menudakids
2. (colloquial)
a. folks
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (amable)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. decent
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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
adjective
es muy gente (Chile) he's very decent (familiar); (México) he's very kind
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