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FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

gente

  1. feminine singular of gent

InterlinguaEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gente ‎(plural gentes)

  1. people

ItalianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin gēns, gentem.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

gente f ‎(plural genti)

  1. people, guys, folks

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LatinEdit

NounEdit

gente

  1. ablative singular of gēns

PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

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

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese gente, from Latin gēns, gentis.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gente f (plural gentes)

  1. people (a group of two or more persons)
    Tinha uma gente esperando na porta.
    There were some people waiting at the door.
  2. people (persons forming a distinct identity)
    A gloriosa história da gente portuguesa.
    The glorious history of the Portuguese people.
  3. (historical, Ancient Rome) gens (in Ancient Rome, a group of people descending from a common ancestor)

QuotationsEdit

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:gente.

SynonymsEdit

  • (persons forming a distinct identity): povo
  • (gens): gens

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin gens, gentis

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gente f ‎(plural gentes)[1]

  1. people

Usage notesEdit

  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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