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folk

adjective [not gradable]  /foʊk/ us  
traditional to or typical of the people of a particular group or country: folk art/dance
Translations of “folk”
in Korean 사람들…
in Arabic ناس…
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 Spanish gente…
in Portuguese pessoas, povo, gente…
in German die Leute (pl.)…
in Catalan gent…
in Japanese 人々…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人们, (尤指某一群体或类型的)人们…
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