June 24, 2015
Have you ever driven a Volkswagen? In German, the word "folk" (volk) means people. It's also used in English when referring to people. The "l" in "folk" is silent, and the word is often in the plural form.
- Hi folks! (Hi everyone.)
- How are you folks doing today?
- I'm meeting my folks for dinner this evening. (Sometimes "folks" is used for parents.)
- How are your folks doing? (How are your parents doing?)
- The folks who live next door are very nice. (folks = people)
- Everyone loves Bobby and Linda because they're just plain folks.
- Delores says that most of her kinfolk live on the east coast. (kinfolk = people of an extended family)
Folk is also a style of music, art, and literature that is created by ordinary people or represents people's dreams and desires:
That's all folks!
(This is kind of an expression that means something has come to a conclusion.)
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