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the first personnoun [S]

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B2 the form of a verb or pronoun that is used when people are speaking or writing about themselves: Autobiographies are written in the first person. "I" and "we" are first-person pronouns.
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in Korean 1인칭…
in Arabic ضَمير المُتَكَلّم…
in Portuguese a primeira pessoa…
in Catalan la primera persona…
in Japanese (文法)一人称…
in Italian la prima persona…
in Chinese (Traditional) 第一人稱…
in Russian первое лицо (в грамматике)…
in Turkish birinci tekil/çoğul şahıslar/zamirler ('I' ve 'we')…
in Chinese (Simplified) 第一人称…
in Polish pierwsza osoba…
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