Translation of "people" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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peoplenoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈpiː.pəl/ us /ˈpiː.pəl/

A1 men, women, and children

Many people never do any exercise. 許多人從來不做任何運動。
We've invited 30 people to our party. 我們邀請了30個人來參加聚會。

used to refer to everyone, or informally to the group that you are speaking to

People will think you've gone mad. 人們會以為你瘋了。
People like to be made to feel important. 人們都喜歡受到別人看重。
Now that we've discussed our problems, are people happy with the decisions we've made? 我們既然已經討論了問題,大家對所作的決定都滿意嗎?

men and women who are involved in a particular type of work

We'll have to get the people at the city council to look at these plans. 我們必須請稅務局的人來查看一下這些帳目。
Most of her friends are media people. 她大部分的朋友都是媒體界人士。
the people

C1 the large number of ordinary men and women who do not have positions of power in society

She claims to be the voice of the people. 她自稱是老百姓的代言人。
The president has lost the support of the people. 總統失去了人民的支持。
the people's Princess 平民王妃
sb's people informal

the people someone is related to

Her people come from Scotland originally. 她家人原籍蘇格蘭。

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peoplenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpiː.pəl/ us /ˈpiː.pəl/

all the men, women, and children who live in a particular country, or who have the same culture or language

The French are known as a food-loving people. 眾所周知,法國人是熱愛美食的民族。

a society

Customs similar to this one are found among many peoples of the world. 在世界上許多民族中都有類似這樣的風俗。

(Translation of “people” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)