Translation of "private" - English-Japanese dictionary


adjective uk /ˈpraɪ·vət/ us /ˈprɑɪ·vɪt/

B1 only for one person or group and not for everyone

個人の, 私有の
You can’t park here – this is private property.

controlled by or paid for by a person or company and not by the government

私立の, 民営の
Charles went to a private school.

B1 If information or an emotion is private, you do not want other people to know about it.

個人的な, 内輪の
This is a private matter – it doesn’t concern you.
in private

If you do something in private, you do it where other people cannot see or hear you.

関係者だけで, 非公式に, 個人的に
I need to talk to you in private.
noun uk /ˈpraɪ·vɪt/ us /ˈprɑɪ·vɪt/

a soldier of the lowest rank in the army


(Translation of “private” from the Cambridge English–Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)