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From Proto-Slavic *ljudъ (people, men), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lewdʰ-.


ljȗdi m (Cyrillic spelling љу̑ди) (singular: čȍvjek / čȍvek)

  1. people, men
    Dva čovjeka su išla cestom — Two men walked down the street.
    Pet ljudi je išlo cestom. — Five people walked down the street.


Usage notes[edit]

This plural form takes suppletive stem in the singular, as can be seen in the declension table. Old dual forms have been preserved in the counting for 2, 3, 4 (also for 22, 23, 24, 32, 33, 34, etc., whereas the singular form is used for 21, 31, 41, etc.) which bind plural form of čȍvjek / čȍvek.