gente


gente
adj.
decent. (Latin American Spanish)
f.
1 people (people).
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).
* * *
gente
nombre femenino
1 people plural
había mucha gente there were a lot of people
2 (familia) family, folks plural, people plural
me gusta estar con mi gente I like being with my family
3 (personal) staff
4 MILITAR troops plural
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FRASEOLOGÍA
gente baja low-class people
la gente bien peyorativo the well-to-do, the well-off
son gente bien they're well-to-do
gente de bien honest people
gente gorda familiar bigwigs plural
gente menuda familiar nippers plural, kids plural
* * *
noun f.
people
* * *
1. SF
1) (=personas) people pl

hay muy poca gente — there are very few people

no me gusta esa gente — I don't like those people

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 *

la gente baja — the lower classes pl

gente bien — (=los ricos) well-off people, well-to-do people; (=los decorosos) decent people

gente bonita — Méx beautiful people

gente de bien — = gente bien

gente de capa parda — †† country folk

gente de color — coloured people, colored people (EEUU)

gente de la cuchilla — †† butchers pl

gente de mar — seafaring men pl

gente de medio pelo — people of limited means, common people

gente de paz — peace-loving people

¡gente de paz! — (Mil) friend!

gente de pelo — †† well-to-do people

gente de pluma — †† clerks pl , penpushers pl

gente de trato — †† tradespeople

gente gorda — Esp * well-to-do people, rich people

gente guapa, gente linda — LAm beautiful people

gente menuda — children pl

gente natural — CAm Indians pl , natives pl

gente perdida — riff-raff

gente principal — nobility, gentry

don I, 1)
2) Méx (=persona) person

había dos gentes — there were two people

3) * (=parientes) family, folks * pl

mi gente — my family, my folks *

4) (=nación) nation
5) (Mil) men pl , troops pl
6) (=séquito) retinue

el rey y su gente — the king and his retinue

7) LAm upper-class people pl

ser (buena) gente — to be respectable people

2.
ADJ

es muy gente — * Chile he's very decent *; Méx he's very kind

* * *
I
adjetivo (AmL) (de buenas maneras) respectable; (amable) kind, good
II
adverbio (Chi, Méx)

se portó muy gente conmigo — she was very good o kind to me

III
femenino
1)
a) (personas) people (pl)

había muy poca/tanta gente — there were very few/so many people

¿qué va a decir la gente? — what will people say?

estas Navidades las pasaré con mi gente — I'm spending this Christmas with my family o (colloq) folks

¿cómo está toda la gente del pueblo? — how's everyone back home?

como la gente — (CS fam) <regalo/camisa> decent (colloq)

habla como la gente — speak properly

ser buena gente — to be nice (o kind etc)

ser gente — (AmS) to behave (properly)

b) (Méx) (persona) person
2) gentes femenino plural (liter) (habitantes) people (pl)
* * *
= humans, people, folk, public, peeps.
Nota: Expresión coloquial derivada de la palabra people.
Ex. The first of these categories does not involve indexing by humans.
Ex. There are networks which have been designed for transmitting information to and from computers, rather than transmitting people's voices.
Ex. On the other hand people passionately devoted to a hobby or sport or their work will endure without complaint conditions which less ardent folk think outrageously insupportable.
Ex. There is no single public of library users; there are several publics.
Ex. There were 6 peeps in the water and most were familiar faces.
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* ande yo caliente, ríase la gente = cry all the way to the bank, laugh all the way to the bank.
* atraer gente = draw + people.
* campaña de concienciación de la gente = awareness raising [awareness-raising].
* caterva de gente = throng of people.
* círculo cerrado de gente = clique.
* concienciación de la gente = awareness raising [awareness-raising].
* concienciar a la gente = build + public awareness, raise + awareness, raise + people's awareness, raise + public awareness, raise + consciousness, enhance + awareness.
* conquistarse a la gente = win + hearts and minds.
* contador de gente = people counter.
* contratar gente = take on + people.
* dignidad de la gente = people's dignity.
* dirigido a la gente = people-oriented, people-centred, people-centric, people-driven.
* formado por gente cotidiana de la calle = grassroots [grass-roots].
* ganarse a la gente = win + hearts and minds.
* gente bien = well-to-do, well-off.
* gente común = pleb [plebe].
* gente común, la = ordinary people, common people, the.
* gente común y corriente, la = common people, the.
* gente con éxito = successful people.
* gente corriente, la = ordinary people.
* gente de a pie = ordinary people.
* gente de color = coloured people.
* gente de éxito = successful people.
* gente de la ciudad = townspeople.
* gente del circo = circus performer.
* gente de negocios = business people.
* gente de poca importancia = small fry, the.
* gente de poder = wielders of power, powerful people.
* gente desfavorecida = small fry, the.
* gente de todo tipo = people from all walks of life.
* gente famosa = famous people.
* gente influyente = powerful people.
* gente, la = public, the.
* gente lectora = reading people.
* gente marginada socialmente = socially deprived people.
* gente mayor = elderly people.
* gente muy trabajadora = hard-working people.
* gente normal = pleb [plebe], straight people, ordinary men and women.
* gente normal, la = ordinary people, hoi polloi, the.
* gente sin hogar = homeless people.
* gente sin techo = homeless people.
* gente trabajadora = toiling crowd, working people.
* hacer que la gente se vuelva a mirar = make + heads turn.
* influir en la gente = influence + people.
* la gente decía que = rumour had it that.
* la gente dice que = rumour has it that.
* la gente se está inquietando = the natives are nervous.
* la gente se está poniendo nerviosa = the natives are nervous.
* la gente se puso de pie para aplaudir = standing ovation.
* la mayoría de la gente = most people, the majority of the people.
* marea de gente = foot traffic, maddening crowd.
* menospreciar a la gente = look down + Posesivo + nose at people.
* mirar a la gente con desprecio = look down + Posesivo + nose at people.
* mirar por encima del hombro a la gente = look down + Posesivo + nose at people.
* mucha gente + esperar que = be widely expected.
* orientado al servicio de la gente = people-centred, people-centric.
* orientado hacia la gente = people-driven.
* para alguna gente = to some people.
* paso de la gente = flow of people.
* pensado para la gente = people-driven.
* tarea orientada hacia la gente = people-oriented task.
* tener buen ojo para juzgar a la gente = be a good judge of character.
* tener mal ojo para juzgar a la gente = be a bad judge of character.
* un grupo de gente variada = a cast of people.
* un hombre de gentes = a man of the people.
* violación del derecho de la gente a + Nombre = invasion of people's right to + Nombre.
* * *
I
adjetivo (AmL) (de buenas maneras) respectable; (amable) kind, good
II
adverbio (Chi, Méx)

se portó muy gente conmigo — she was very good o kind to me

III
femenino
1)
a) (personas) people (pl)

había muy poca/tanta gente — there were very few/so many people

¿qué va a decir la gente? — what will people say?

estas Navidades las pasaré con mi gente — I'm spending this Christmas with my family o (colloq) folks

¿cómo está toda la gente del pueblo? — how's everyone back home?

como la gente — (CS fam) <regalo/camisa> decent (colloq)

habla como la gente — speak properly

ser buena gente — to be nice (o kind etc)

ser gente — (AmS) to behave (properly)

b) (Méx) (persona) person
2) gentes femenino plural (liter) (habitantes) people (pl)
* * *
la gente
= public, the

Ex: Community education is another form of outreach that aims to educate the public about the availability of services that can help them, about their entitlement to benefits, or about their rights under the law.

= humans, people, folk, public, peeps.
Nota: Expresión coloquial derivada de la palabra people.

Ex: The first of these categories does not involve indexing by humans.

Ex: There are networks which have been designed for transmitting information to and from computers, rather than transmitting people's voices.
Ex: On the other hand people passionately devoted to a hobby or sport or their work will endure without complaint conditions which less ardent folk think outrageously insupportable.
Ex: There is no single public of library users; there are several publics.
Ex: There were 6 peeps in the water and most were familiar faces.
* ande yo caliente, ríase la gente = cry all the way to the bank, laugh all the way to the bank.
* atraer gente = draw + people.
* campaña de concienciación de la gente = awareness raising [awareness-raising].
* caterva de gente = throng of people.
* círculo cerrado de gente = clique.
* concienciación de la gente = awareness raising [awareness-raising].
* concienciar a la gente = build + public awareness, raise + awareness, raise + people's awareness, raise + public awareness, raise + consciousness, enhance + awareness.
* conquistarse a la gente = win + hearts and minds.
* contador de gente = people counter.
* contratar gente = take on + people.
* dignidad de la gente = people's dignity.
* dirigido a la gente = people-oriented, people-centred, people-centric, people-driven.
* formado por gente cotidiana de la calle = grassroots [grass-roots].
* ganarse a la gente = win + hearts and minds.
* gente bien = well-to-do, well-off.
* gente común = pleb [plebe].
* gente común, la = ordinary people, common people, the.
* gente común y corriente, la = common people, the.
* gente con éxito = successful people.
* gente corriente, la = ordinary people.
* gente de a pie = ordinary people.
* gente de color = coloured people.
* gente de éxito = successful people.
* gente de la ciudad = townspeople.
* gente del circo = circus performer.
* gente de negocios = business people.
* gente de poca importancia = small fry, the.
* gente de poder = wielders of power, powerful people.
* gente desfavorecida = small fry, the.
* gente de todo tipo = people from all walks of life.
* gente famosa = famous people.
* gente influyente = powerful people.
* gente, la = public, the.
* gente lectora = reading people.
* gente marginada socialmente = socially deprived people.
* gente mayor = elderly people.
* gente muy trabajadora = hard-working people.
* gente normal = pleb [plebe], straight people, ordinary men and women.
* gente normal, la = ordinary people, hoi polloi, the.
* gente sin hogar = homeless people.
* gente sin techo = homeless people.
* gente trabajadora = toiling crowd, working people.
* hacer que la gente se vuelva a mirar = make + heads turn.
* influir en la gente = influence + people.
* la gente decía que = rumour had it that.
* la gente dice que = rumour has it that.
* la gente se está inquietando = the natives are nervous.
* la gente se está poniendo nerviosa = the natives are nervous.
* la gente se puso de pie para aplaudir = standing ovation.
* la mayoría de la gente = most people, the majority of the people.
* marea de gente = foot traffic, maddening crowd.
* menospreciar a la gente = look down + Posesivo + nose at people.
* mirar a la gente con desprecio = look down + Posesivo + nose at people.
* mirar por encima del hombro a la gente = look down + Posesivo + nose at people.
* mucha gente + esperar que = be widely expected.
* orientado al servicio de la gente = people-centred, people-centric.
* orientado hacia la gente = people-driven.
* para alguna gente = to some people.
* paso de la gente = flow of people.
* pensado para la gente = people-driven.
* tarea orientada hacia la gente = people-oriented task.
* tener buen ojo para juzgar a la gente = be a good judge of character.
* tener mal ojo para juzgar a la gente = be a bad judge of character.
* un grupo de gente variada = a cast of people.
* un hombre de gentes = a man of the people.
* violación del derecho de la gente a + Nombre = invasion of people's right to + Nombre.

* * *
gente1
adjective
(AmL)
1 (de buenas maneras) respectable
es una familia muy or bien gente they're a very decent o respectable family
2 (amable) kind, good
gente2
adverb
(Chi, Méx): se portó muy gente conmigo she was very good o kind to me
gente3
feminine
Nótese que en español, cuando el nombre gente significa personas, se traduce al inglés por people con verbo en plural - allí la gente es muy amable = the people are very nice there
Cuando tiene el sentido de familia se traduce al inglés por family con el verbo en singular o plural - mi gente está de vacaciones = my family is o are on holiday
A
(personas) people (pl)
había mucha/muy poca/tanta gente there were a lot of/very few/so many people
¿qué va a decir la gente? what will people say?
tengo ganas de conocer gente nueva I want to meet some new people
estas Navidades las pasaré con mi gente I'm spending this Christmas with my family o (colloq) folks
¿cómo está toda la gente del pueblo? how's everyone back home?
toda la gente del cine everyone in the movie o film world
como la gente (CS fam); ‹regalo/camisa› decent (colloq);
‹hablar› properly
metido a gente (Chi fam): es un roto metido a gente he's a jumped-up little nobody o a pretentious little upstart
ser buena gente to be nice ( o kind etc)
son muy buena gente they're very nice
es buena gente (AmL); he's nice
ser gente (AmS); to behave (properly)
Compuestos:
gente bien
la gente bien no actúa de esa manera respectable people don't behave like that
sólo se relaciona con la gente bien she only mixes with the right kind of people o with people of a certain class
donde veranea la gente bien where well-to-do people spend their summer vacation (AmE), where posh people spend their summer holidays (BrE humorpej)
gente de a pie
la gente de a pie the man in the street, the ordinary citizen
usa una jerga incomprensible para la gente de a pie he uses jargon which is incomprehensible to the layperson o to the layman o to the man in the street o to the average person
gente gorda
(Esp fam): la gente gorda the fat cats (pl), the bigwigs (pl)
gente linda or (Esp) guapa
la gente linda or (Esp) guapa the beautiful people (pl)
gente menuda
la gente menuda the children (pl), the kids (pl) (colloq)
B gentes fpl (liter) (habitantes) people (pl)
* * *

 

gente sustantivo femenino
Nota :

Nótese que en español, cuando el nombre gente significa personas, se traduce al inglés por people con verbo en plural - allí la gente es muy amable = people are very nice thereCuando tiene el sentido de familia se traduce al inglés por family con el verbo en singular o plural - mi gente está de vacaciones = my family is o are on holiday
a) (personas) people (pl);

la gente está asustada people are frightened;

había muy poca/tanta gente there were very few/so many people;
gente bien (de respeto) respectable people;

(adinerada) well-to-do people;
la gente de a pie the man in the street;

ser buena gente to be nice (o kind etc);
ser gente (AmS) to behave (properly)
b) (Méx) (persona) person

■ adjetivo (AmL) (de buenas maneras) respectable;
(amable) kind, good
■ adverbio (Chi, Méx):
se portó muy gente conmigo she was very good o kind to me

gente sustantivo femenino
1 people pl
gente menuda, children
2 (familia) folks pl: lo celebrará con su gente, she'll celebrate it with her family
3 (persona) person: ese Manuel es muy mala gente, there's something dodgy about Manuel
♦ Locuciones: LAm ser gente, to be good, kind o respectable

'gente' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
abarrotada
- abarrotado
- aborregar
- agolparse
- alternar
- calaña
- casa
- cuánta
- cuánto
- demás
- demasiada
- demasiado
- desarraigar
- empujar
- enferma
- enfermo
- enjuiciar
- familia
- galería
- haber
- hacinarse
- hospitalaria
- hospitalario
- infestar
- juego
- lugar
- mayoría
- menuda
- menudo
- multitud
- pelaje
- peña
- poblar
- pulular
- qué
- rebosar
- remolino
- repleta
- repleto
- rozarse
- sesgada
- sesgado
- tipo
- trajín
- vivir
- acomodado
- aglomeración
- ambiente
- apestado
- apiñarse
English:
all
- anxiety
- batch
- body
- busload
- bustling
- circle
- congested
- congregate
- crush
- derive
- disorderly
- draw
- drift
- empathize
- few
- fill
- flock
- folk
- frisk
- gather
- get on
- good
- goodwill
- grating
- half
- handle
- hold back
- hold up
- hover
- humorous
- jam-packed
- join
- like
- lot
- magnificent
- mill about
- mill around
- mob
- most
- nice
- nowadays
- onrush
- onslaught
- outgoing
- overcrowded
- people
- play on
- play upon
- polite
* * *
gente1 adj inv
Am [amable] decent;
son muy gente they're very decent folk
gente2 nf
1. [personas] people;
acudió muy poca gente very few people went;
toda la gente everyone, everybody;
son buena gente they're good people;
David es buena gente David is a good guy;
Comp
CSur Fam
como la gente: hacer algo como la gente to do sth properly;
una comida como la gente a decent meal
Comp
gente bien well-to-do people;
el barrio donde vive la gente bien the part of town where the well-to-do o Br posh people live;
gente de bien decent folk;
Méx Fam gente bonita beautiful people;
gente de la calle ordinary people;
Esp Fam gente guapa beautiful people; Andes, RP Fam gente linda beautiful people;
gente menuda kids
2. Fam [grupo de amigos] crowd;
ahora se ve con otra gente she goes around with a different crowd now
3. Fam [familia] folks
4.
gentes [habitantes] people;
las gentes del lugar the local people, the locals
* * *
gente
f
1 people pl ;
buena gente good o respectable people pl ;
ser buena gente be nice;
la gente mayor grown-ups pl ; ancianos elderly people pl, old people pl ;
mi gente my family
2 L.Am. (persona) person
* * *
gente nf
1) : people
2) : relatives pl, folks pl
3)
gente menuda fam : children, kids pl
4)
ser buena gente : to be nice, to be kind
* * *
gente n
1. (en general) people
hay mucha gente there are a lot of people
la gente vino de todas partes people came from all around
Recuerda que people va seguido de un verbo en plural y sin artículo
la gente hace cosas extrañas people do strange things
2. (familia) family [pl. families]
tengo a mi gente aquí de vacaciones my family are here on holiday
gente bien rich people
gente menuda children

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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