English version

old folk

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishold folkˈold ˌfolk British English, old folks especially American English noun [plural]  OLD/NOT YOUNGold people – an expression used when talking about old people in a kind way
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old folkWe have an alarming number of distressing cases in our files of youngsters, families and old folk who need us.You had to talk to those dear old folk at the Empress and I don't blame you.Does he not know that people will actually die, old folk who will turn down the heat without telling anyone?There wasn't even a pub any longer and half the cottages were empty, only the old folk left.I used to go along to Greenbank Hospital's geriatric wards, where I sang and played to the old folk.Two old folk - we echo in it.
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