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folk

noun uk   /fəʊk/  us   /foʊk/

folk noun (PEOPLE)

B2 [plural] mainly UK (US usually folks) people, especially those of a particular group or type: old folk Ordinary folk can't afford cars like that.folks [plural] [as form of address] informal used when speaking informally to a group of people: All right, folks, dinner's ready! B2 someone's parents: I'm going home to see my folks.
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folk noun (MUSIC)

B1 [U] modern music and songs that are written in a style similar to that of traditional music: I enjoy listening to folk (music). folk singers a folk club/festival

folk

adjective [before noun] uk   /fəʊk/  us   /foʊk/
traditional to or typical of a particular group or country, especially one where people mainly live in the countryside, and usually passed on from parents to their children over a long period of time: folk cultureB1 Folk art expresses something about the lives and feelings of ordinary people in a particular group or country, especially those living in the countryside: folk art folk dancing
Translations of “folk”
in Arabic ناس…
in Korean 사람들…
in Malaysian orang…
in French gens…
in Turkish insanlar, halk, halk türküsü…
in Italian gente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人們, (尤指某一群體或類型的)人們…
in Russian люди, народная музыка…
in Polish ludzie, folk…
in Vietnamese người…
in Spanish gente…
in Portuguese pessoas, povo, gente…
in Thai ประชาชน…
in German die Leute (pl.)…
in Catalan gent…
in Japanese 人々…
in Indonesian rakyat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人们, (尤指某一群体或类型的)人们…
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