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the third personnoun [S]

uk   us  
B2 the ​form of a ​verb or pronoun that is used about another ​person you are ​speaking about or writing about
(Definition of the third person from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the third person”
in Arabic ضَمير الغائب…
in Korean 3인칭…
in Portuguese a terceira pessoa…
in Catalan la tercera persona…
in Japanese (文法)三人称…
in Chinese (Simplified) (动词或代词的)第三人称…
in Turkish (dilbilgisi) üçüncü şahıs…
in Russian третье лицо (в грамматике)…
in Chinese (Traditional) (動詞或代詞的)第三人稱…
in Italian la terza persona…
in Polish trzecia osoba…
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