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Arabic, English and Japanese are :

1-languages

2-people

what's the answer?

I can see it both is it true?and if not, what's the difference?
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MuslimahArabic, English and Japanese are :

1-languages

2-people

what's the answer?

I can see it both is it true?and if not, what's the difference?
English and Japanese are people and language;
Arab or Arabian for people from Arabian countries. Arabic is primarily used for language, and is also used to indicate their customs and dress.
I'm confused here..

I know that, for example, in order "English" to be people, it must be "The English", isn't it correct?

English=language

The English=people
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English people/ the English and also: "He is English". The same applies for Japanese: Japanese people/the Japanese/ ~He is Japanese.

Perhaps I should be asking if you are confused by the use of the word as a noun or as an adjective?
As a noun, I guess Emotion: smile

For example if someone says...

1)English is nice.

2)The English is nice.

...how can I understand what people meant, if there is no difference between "english" and "the english"? Oh.. but you meant that by saying "could be people or language" is when you use them both as a noun and as an adjective, right? Emotion: big smile

Btw, can "the english" be used as an adjective? Emotion: thinking I couldn't think of..........
Hi,

English meaning the language is singular.

The English meaning the people who live in England is treated as a plural/group word.

This helps to distinguish the meaning. The context also helps, of course.

eg This is a well-written history book. The English in it is perfect.

eg This is a well-written history book. The English in it are all portrayed as lovers of democracy.



Btw, can "the english" be used as an adjective?

Have you ever heard of the successful novel and movie called 'The English Patient'?

Best wishes, Clive
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Thank you Clive, it helped me a lot! Emotion: smile

And, yes I have heard of "The English Patient" (and got it now) Emotion: big smile
Feebs11:we can say also: Arabic people/language, Arab is for the middle east for example, the total of Arab.

we say Arab countries, Arabic people, Arabic language..

Clive: thanks for clarification.

so we can say they are languages and people..

thanks all