Translation of "person" - English-German dictionary


noun /ˈpəːsn/ (plural people /ˈpiːpl/, persons)

a human being

die Person
There’s a person outside who wants to speak to you.

a person’s body

der Körper
He never carried money on his person (= with him
in his pockets etc).
personal adjective

one’s own

This is his personal opinion
The matter will have my personal attention.


This is a personal matter between him and me.

in person

The Prime Minister will make a personal appearance.

(making remarks which are) insulting, especially about a person’s appearance etc

personal remarks
Don’t be personal!
personality noun (plural personalities)

a person’s characteristics (of the mind, the emotions etc) as a whole

die Persönlichkeit
a likeable / forceful (= strong) personality.

strong, distinctive (usually attractive) character

die Persönlichkeit
She is not beautiful, but she has a lot of personality.

a well-known person

die Persönlichkeit, Personen-…
a television personality
(also adjective) a personality cult (= very great, usually too great, admiration for a person, usually a political leader).
personally adverb

in one’s own opinion

ich, etc, persönlich
Personally, I prefer the other one.

doing something oneself, not having or letting someone else do it on one’s behalf

He thanked me personally.
personal computer noun

(also PC) a small computer that can be used independently by an individual user for word-processing, games, e-mail, storage of information. etc.

der Rechner, PC
personal pronoun

a pronoun which refers to the first, second or third persons.

das Personalpronomen
personal watercraft noun

a small boat for one or two people that is ridden like a motorcycle.

das Motorboot
in person

personally; one’s self, not represented by someone else

The Queen was there in person
I’d like to thank him in person.

(Translation of “person” from the PASSWORD English–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)