Why not והאישים?
No, אישים doesn't mean "men". It means distinguished personalities and is not a word used as commonly. The plural form of איש is אנשים because why make things simple. And in the context of "specifically male people" most people would use גברים.
ההסבר שלך צלולה!
but why not והאנשים
It's used to mean people (ie men and women), rather than just men.
Is more like (famous) figures.
How is the vav pronounced here: 'oo' or 've'?
Generally, oo before בומפ letters. Otherwise "ve".
Before what? I read that the vav is pronounced ,,oo'' if the word starts with a consonant. If it starts with a vowel it's pronounced ,,ve''. Is this correct?
I mean the following word
OK, got it, it's 've'.
We are men אנחנו גברים
We are women אנחנו נשים