English version

the people

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe peoplethe people[plural]SOCIETY a) all the ordinary people in a country or a state, not the government or ruling class 🔊 The people rebelled. 🔊 Rice formed the staple food of the common people. 🔊 The party try to portray the prime minister as a man of the people (=someone in power who understands or is like ordinary people).the people’s party/army etc (=belonging to or popular with the ordinary people) 🔊 the People’s Liberation Army 🔊 Diana – the people’s princess b) American English used in court cases to represent the government of the US or of a particular state 🔊 The People vs. Romero people
Examples from the Corpus
the people"Millions of our people are still victims of poverty, " said Mandela.To what extent did the people of Italy support the new government?It was a fair election, the people have made their decision, and we must all accept it.Reagan's views were shared by a majority of the American people.the awful sufferings of the people of SarajevoThe mayor should remember that he was elected to serve the people.UK Prime Minister Tony Blair said the British should stand shoulder to shoulder with the American people.