Translation of "person" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈpɜː·sən/ us /ˈpɜr·sən/ plural people, plural formal persons

A1 a human being

You’re the only person I know here.
in person

If you do something in person, you go somewhere to do it yourself.

en persona
You have to collect the document in person.

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


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

a human being

There’s a person outside who wants to speak to you
Some people are never satisfied.

a person’s body

encima (suyo)
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

en persona
The Prime Minister will make a personal appearance.

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

indiscreto, maleducado, ofensivo
personal remarks
Don’t be personal!
personality noun (plural personalities)

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

a likeable / forceful (= strong) personality.

strong, distinctive (usually attractive) character

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

a well-known person

a television personality
(also adjective) a personality cult (= very great, usually too great, admiration for a person, usually a political leader).
personalize verb ( also personalise (British))

to mark or decorate something to show that it belongs to a particular person

Upon arrival, they gave her a special invitation that had been personalized with her name.

to make, design, or change something so that it meets the needs of a particular person

All games can be personalized to suit the needs and interests of each individual child.

to discuss something by referring to the people involved rather than to more general facts

Tabloid newspapers have a tendency to personalize politics.
personalized adjective ( also personalised (British))

personalized handkerchiefs embroidered with your initials.
personally adverb

in one’s own opinion

Personally, I prefer the other one.

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

personalmente, en persona
He thanked me personally.
personal assistant noun

(also PA) (British) someone whose job is to help a manager by writing letters and making arrangements.

Asistente Personal
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.

ordenador personal
personal organizer ( (also personal organiserBritish))

a small book with loose pages or a small computer that you use to write down important information such addresses, phone numbers, and the dates of meetings.

Agenda Personal
personal pronoun noun

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

Pronombre Personal
personal stereo noun

(also Walkman®) a small (radio and) cassette player with headphones that enables the person wearing it to listen to music while walking etc.

personal trainer noun

someone whose job is to help someone become physically fit by suggesting and demonstrating exercises they should do.

Entrenador Personal
personal watercraft noun

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

moto acuática
in person

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

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

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