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people is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of people in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… to go back to work people want to go to …”

meanings of people


  1. One's colleagues or employees.
  2. Persons forming or belonging to a particular group, such as a nation, class, ethnic group, country, family, etc.
  3. A group of persons regarded as being employees, followers, companions or subjects of a ruler.
  4. A person's ancestors, relatives or family.
  5. The mass of a community as distinguished from a special class (elite); the commonalty; the populace; the vulgar; the common crowd; the citizens.
  6. Used as plural of person; a body of human beings considered generally or collectively; a group of two or more persons.


  1. To inhabit; to occupy; to populate.
  2. To become populous or populated.
  3. To interact with people; to socialize.
  4. To stock with people or inhabitants; to fill as with people; to populate.

people frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word people occurs in english on average 1599.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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