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People is a plural noun. You use a plural form of a verb after it.
People is most commonly used to refer to a particular group of men and women, or a particular group of men, women, and children.
You often use people to refer to all the men, women, and children of a particular country, tribe, or race.
When you are referring to several countries, tribes, or races, you can use the plural form peoples.
People can also be used to say that something is generally done.
Person is a countable noun. A person is an individual man, woman, or child.
The usual plural of 'person' is people, but in formal English persons is sometimes used.
|Noun||1.||person - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"|
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
causal agency, causal agent, cause - any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
personality - the complex of all the attributes--behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental--that characterize a unique individual; "their different reactions reflected their very different personalities"; "it is his nature to help others"
chassis, bod, human body, material body, physical body, physique, build, anatomy, figure, flesh, frame, shape, soma, form - alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
self - a person considered as a unique individual; "one's own self"
applicant, applier - a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission
capitalist - a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)
color-blind person - a person unable to distinguish differences in hue
communicator - a person who communicates with others
contestant - a person who participates in competitions
coward - a person who shows fear or timidity
creator - a person who grows or makes or invents things
applied scientist, engineer, technologist - a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems
entertainer - a person who tries to please or amuse
experimenter - a person who enjoys testing innovative ideas; "she was an experimenter in new forms of poetry"
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
face - a part of a person that is used to refer to a person; "he looked out at a roomful of faces"; "when he returned to work he met many new faces"
individualist - a person who pursues independent thought or action
aborigine, indigen, indigene, native, aboriginal - an indigenous person who was born in a particular place; "the art of the natives of the northwest coast"; "the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students"
native - a person born in a particular place or country; "he is a native of Brazil"
lover - a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
loved one - a person who you love, usually a member of your family
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
national, subject - a person who owes allegiance to that nation; "a monarch has a duty to his subjects"
nonreligious person - a person who does not manifest devotion to a deity
nonworker - a person who does nothing
|2.||person - a human body (usually including the clothing); "a weapon was hidden on his person"|
|3.||person - a grammatical category used in the classification of pronouns, possessive determiners, and verb forms according to whether they indicate the speaker, the addressee, or a third party; "stop talking about yourself in the third person"|
grammatical category, syntactic category - (grammar) a category of words having the same grammatical properties
first person - pronouns and verbs used to refer to the speaker or writer of the language in which they occur
second person - pronouns and verbs used to refer to the person addressed by the language in which they occur
third person - pronouns and verbs that are used to refer to something other than the speaker or addressee of the language in which they occur
who would be the best person to ask? → ¿quién es la persona más indicada para preguntarle?
she is a very caring person → es (una persona) muy comprensiva
Jane was the last person to see him → Jane fue la última (persona) que lo vio
I don't know of any such person → no conozco a tal persona
there is no such person as Father Christmas → no hay tal Papá Noel
who is this Ford person she keeps talking about? → ¿quién es este tal Ford del que habla constantemente?
the right of accused persons to remain silent (frm) → el derecho de los acusados a no declarar
two-person households → viviendas fpl de dos personas
I like him as a person, but not as a politician → me gusta como persona, pero no como político
a certain person, who shall be nameless (hum) → cierta persona, a quien no voy a nombrar ... (hum)
to call sb person to person (Telec) → llamar a algn de persona a persona
murder by person or persons unknown (Jur) → homicidio m a manos de persona or personas sin identificar
see also people, per, single C
see also third D
see also young A1
see also person-to-person
crimes or offences against the person (Jur) → crímenes mpl or ofensas fpl contra la persona
to have a weapon concealed on or about one's person (frm) → llevar encima una arma oculta
in person → en persona
give it to him in person → dáselo a él en persona
he found one new problem in the person of Max Steel → encontró un nuevo problema en la persona de Max Steel
Steve is a cat person → Steve es un amante de los gatos
She's a very nice person → C'est une personne très sympathique.
persons (= people) → les personnes
No admittance to persons under the age of eighteen → Accès interdit aux moins de 18 ans., Accès interdit aux personnes de moins de 18 ans
the right of accused persons to remain silent → le droit des accusés à garder le silence
to appear in person → apparaître en personne
The composer appeared in person at the end of the performance → Le compositeur est apparu en personne à la fin de la représentation.
on one's person → sur soi
a person to person call (Telec) → una chiamata con preavviso