gente

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gente

  1. feminine singular of gent

Interlingua[edit]

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Noun[edit]

gente (plural gentes)

  1. people

Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin gentem, accusative of gēns, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénh₁tis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛnte/, [d͡ʒɛn̪.t̪e]
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  • Hyphenation: gèn‧te
  • Rhymes: -ɛnte

Noun[edit]

gente f (plural genti)

  1. people, guys, folks

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

gente

  1. ablative singular of gēns

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • gẽte (obsolete, abbreviation)
  • genti (eye dialect, Brazil)
  • gênti (eye dialect, Brazil)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese gente, from Latin gentem, accusative of gēns, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénh₁tis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gente f (plural gentes)

  1. people
    1. a group of two or more persons
      Tinha uma gente esperando na porta.
      There were some people waiting at the door.
      Synonyms: povo, pessoas
    2. persons forming a distinct identity
      A gloriosa história da gente portuguesa.
      The glorious history of the Portuguese people.
      Synonym: povo
    3. guys, folks (informal address to a group of people)
      Gente, preciso de ajuda.
      Guys, I need help.
      Synonyms: galera, rapaziada
  2. (historical, Ancient Rome) gens (in Ancient Rome, a group of people descending from a common ancestor)
    Synonym: gens

Quotations[edit]

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:gente.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish yente, from Latin gentem, accusative of gēns, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénh₁tis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈxente/, [ˈxẽn̪t̪e]
  • IPA(key): [ˈhẽŋte]
  • IPA(key): [ˈhẽnte]
  • Hyphenation: gen‧te

Noun[edit]

gente f (plural gentes)[1]

  1. people

Usage notes[edit]

  1. ^ "gente" corresponds most closely with the English meaning of the word "people" as "a group of two or more persons." In Spanish, as in English, this word does not typically have a plural, since it is a collective noun. The plural is used in several common idiomatic phrases, however, or, rarely, in literature (e.g. don de gentes). Note that the other common meaning of "people" in English, which does have a plural, "a group of persons forming or belonging to a particular nation, class, ethnic group, country, family, etc" does not correspond with "gente", and "pueblo" should be used to convey that meaning, which may be singular or plural.

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