Translation of "person" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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personnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpɜː.sən/ us /ˈpɝː.sən/ plural people formal persons

person noun [ C ] (HUMAN)

A1 a man, woman, or child

Who was the first person to swim the English Channel? 游过英吉利海峡的第一人是谁?
A meal at the restaurant costs about $70 for two people. 在这个饭馆里两个人一顿饭的费用大约为70美元。
formal Four persons have been charged with the murder. 4人被控犯有谋杀罪。

used when describing someone's character

She's an extremely kind person. 她是那种非常和蔼的人。
He's nice enough as a person, but he's not the right man for this job. 他是个很好的人,但不适合这份工作。
informal I don't think of him as a book person (= a person who likes books). 我认为他不是个喜欢看书的人。
in person

B2 If you do something or go somewhere in person, you do it or go there yourself.

If you can't be there in person, the next best thing is watching it on TV. 如果你不能亲自到场的话,在电视上观看就是退而求其次的选择了。

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person noun [ C ] (GRAMMAR)

specialized language, language used in grammar to describe the verbs and pronouns that refer to the different people in a conversation. The first person ("I" or "we") refers to the person speaking, the second person ("you") refers to the person being spoken to and the third person ("he", "she", "it", or "they") refers to another person or thing being spoken about or described

人称(第一人称 I 或 we 指说话人,第二人称 you 指听话的人,第三人称 he, she, it 或 they 指谈到的人或事物)
The novel is written in the first person, so that the author and narrator seem to be the same. 小说是以第一人称写的,因此作者和叙述者好像是同一个人。
"Am" is the first person singular of the verb "to be". am 是动词 to be 的第一人称单数形式。


uk / -pɜː.sən/ us / -pɝː.sən/

used to combine with nouns to form new nouns referring to the particular job or duty that someone has. It is often used instead of -man or -woman to avoid making an unnecessary statement about the sex of the particular person

从事(某项工作)的人常用来代替-man 或 -woman,以避免提及某人的性别)
spokesperson 发言人
chairperson 主席
business people 商人

(Translation of “person” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)