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the second person

noun [S] uk   us  
B2 the form of a verb or pronoun that is used to a person that you are speaking to or writing to
Translations of “the second person”
in Korean 2인칭…
in Arabic ضَمير المُخاطَب…
in Portuguese a segunda pessoa…
in Catalan la segona persona…
in Japanese 二人称(you、your、yours)…
in Italian la seconda persona…
in Chinese (Traditional) 第二人稱…
in Russian второе лицо (в грамматике)…
in Turkish (dilbilgisi) ikinci şahıs…
in Chinese (Simplified) 第二人称…
in Polish druga osoba…
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