personal

personal
adjective
1. (individual) 
a. personal 
From personal experience, I would advise you not to propose in public.Por experiencia personal, te aconsejaría que no le pidas la mano en público.
2. (private) 
a. personal 
This is a personal matter between him and me, so don't interfere.Este es un asunto personal entre él y yo, así que no te metas.
b. privado 
I think that my secretary is reading my personal correspondence.Me parece que mi secretaria lee mi correspondencia privada.
3. (in person) 
I'll take personal care of your financial problems with the bank.Me encargaré en persona de tus problemas financieros con el banco.
4. (physical) 
a. personal 
The subway is proof that some people don't have a clue about what personal hygiene means.El metro es prueba de que hay personas que no tienen idea de lo que significa la higiene personal.
noun
5. (advert) (United States) 
Look, your personal has been published in today's newspaper!Mira, ¡han publicado tu anuncio personal en el periódico de hoy!
personal
adjective
1. (general) 
a. personal 
to make a personal appearancehacer acto de presencia
for personal reasonspor motivos personales
don't be personal, don't make personal remarksno hagas comentarios de índole personal
it's nothing personal, but…no es nada personal, pero…
she's a personal friend of the presidentes amiga personal del presidente
personal adanuncio m personal (por palabras)
personal assistantsecretario(a) personal
personal bestplusmarca f (personal), récord m personal
personal columnsección f de anuncios personales or de contactos
2. (computers) 
a. no direct translation 
personal effectsefectos personales
personal growthdesarrollo personal
personal hygieneaseo personal
personal loanpréstamo or crédito or
personal organizeragenda f
3. (grammar) 
a. no direct translation 
personal pronounpronombre personal
personal stereowalkman® m
personal trainerpreparador(ora) físico(a) personal
personal [ˈpɜːsnl]
adjective
1 (individual) personal
his personal interests were at stake behind each repossession is a personal tragedy his son's death was a personal tragedy that he still could not bring himself to talk about the staff can usually provide personal assistance in selecting the right book for your needs the book was translated from the German under the personal supervision of the author an estimated personal fortune of almost seventy million dollars creating a new sense of citizenship and personal responsibility and civic obligation in the country coordination between health and personal social services departments the personal qualities that you can bring to the job four key areas of your life: career, children, home, personal development he never takes account of my personal feelings it is the prime minister's personal wish to remove the secrecy which veils too much of government business villagers want personal contact with a police officer they know the Prime Minister has established a personal contact with the President that may be vital in the coming weeks these students need more personal attention than it is possible for the staff to give them women are concerned about their personal safety he should cultivate /his own personal [style]/ rather than always imitating others do me a personal [favour] and... he asked me to do it as a personal favour to him
I will give it my personal attention me encargaré personalmente
I know from personal experience that it's not easy sé por experiencia personal que no es fácil
it's an attack on their personal freedom es un ataque contra su libertad personal
they say it is an attack on their personal freedom liberty she enjoys a lot of personal freedom in this job some feel that the introduction of identity cards would take away personal liberty
he was a personal friend era un amigo íntimo or personal
to have/take a personal interest in sth tener un interés personal en or por algo; interesarse personalmente en or por algo
the present Queen is taking a personal interest in the fate of the 43 letters written to her ancestor, Queen Elizabeth I I have a personal interest in her well-being do professors take a personal interest in the academic progress of their students? to have personal [knowledge] of sth I have no personal knowledge of it
my personal opinion is that ... en mi opinión personal ...
it is a matter of personal preference es una cuestión de preferencia personal
are you willing to take personal responsibility for her? ¿estás dispuesto a responsabilizarte personalmente de ella?
if you continue with this investigation you do so at great personal risk si continúa con esta investigación correrá usted un gran riesgo contra su persona
to give sth the personal touch dar a algo el toque personal
people do not mind paying a bit extra for the personal touch Anne Wyatt, the study skills counsellor at Exeter University, offers /personal tuition/
2 (private) personal
personal (on letter) confidencial
among the already opened letters, he came across a sealed one marked personal
personal belongings efectos (m) or cosas (f) personales
books, furniture, and other personal belongings the bag containing my few personal belongings we were advised to leave our personal belongings in the lockers provided
they don't allow personal calls on the office phone no permiten que se hagan llamadas particulares en el teléfono de la oficina
let me take your personal [details]
she refused to discuss her personal life se negó a discutir su vida personal or privada
this was a personal matter, something between us two este era un asunto personal, algo entre nosotros dos
for personal reasons por razones personales
Mr Knight said that he had resigned for personal reasons
personal space espacio (m) vital
to invade sb's personal space acercarse demasiado a algn
I felt my body involuntarily stiffen against her invasion of my personal space self-confidence means being relaxed enough to allow your lover their personal space our personal space extends about 12 to 18 inches around us
two telephones, one for personal use and the other for business dos teléfonos, uno para uso personal y el otro para los negocios
I've been so busy I don't have a personal life the President arrived, followed by his personal bodyguard teaching young people about marriage and personal relationships you never allow personal problems to affect your performance we sacrifice our personal lives to our work Mr Gamsakhurdia said he had a good personal relationship with Boris Yeltsin his briefcase contained a number of important personal papers what I have to say is personal - do you mind? a personal letter from the President's secretary
3 (in person) [+visit, interview] en persona
information given by telephone or post only, no personal callers the employers in this book do not require a personal interview (many conduct phone interviews) I make a personal visit to her at the hospital at least once a week a business that requires a great deal of personal contact politicians accepting money for such things as speeches, dinners and personal appearances television and sports personalities who are furious they have not been paid fees agreed for personal appearances
to make a personal appearance hacer acto de presencia
the king disappointed the organizers of the conference by failing to make a personal appearance the professional athlete was required by contract to make personal appearances for publicity purposes to make a personal [application] for sth
4 (against the person) [+abuse, insult] de carácter personal
can I ask you a personal question? newspapers resorted to personal abuse she seemed to take it as a personal insult it's nothing personal, you understand - just business any suggestion that their work is less than perfect is taken as a personal insult the debate degenerated into personal insults I don't think there was anything personal in it we had our disagreements but it never became personal Myra was attacking something I'd written, and her attack got a little personal former colleagues have launched a series of personal attacks against him am I being too personal? he has suffered a lifetime of personal remarks about his face, his weight, his appearance
there's no need to get personal no hace falta llevar las cosas al terreno personal
I'd like to change the subject because I think we're getting too personal
they are suing for personal injury van a denunciar por daños contra la persona
I have nothing personal against him no tengo nada personal en contra suya
to ask personal questions hacer preguntas personales or de carácter personal
to make personal remarks (about sb) hacer comentarios de carácter personal acerca de or sobre algn
5 (physical) personal
no one would sail with him on account of his dirty personal habits - he never washed, and always wore a filthy old reefer jacket
personal appearance aspecto (m) (físico)
his personal appearance left much to be desired the company's strict personal appearance code
personal cleanliness aseo (m) personal
homes where standards of personal cleanliness are low she was a stickler for personal cleanliness
personal hygiene higiene (f) personal
lack of personal hygiene poor personal hygiene can spread infection you are advised to boil drinking water for at least 10 minutes and to be especially careful with personal hygiene the new breed of men who take as much time and trouble over personal hygiene as the women in their lives
noun
(US) (Journalism) (advert) anuncio (m) personal; aviso (m) personal; (LAm)
men who place personals in their local paper With this personals ad, he met his future wife
modifier
personal account (n) (Economics) cuenta (f) personal
he stole more than $2 billion from the personal account of the ruler of Abu Dhabi Natwest has more than seven million personal account customers it was a moving and personal account of his life in a personal account Mike O'Farrell describes how Kodak improved teamworking Sir Peter de la Billiere is to publish his personal account of Operation Desert Storm unconfirmed personal accounts of government repression given by people who've escaped
personal allowance (n) (for tax) desgravación (f) personal
single parents may claim an additional personal allowance for the year ahead, the personal allowance will be uprated only in line with inflation
personal assets (n) bienes (m) muebles
many people use personal assets as collateral for small business loans a British court has frozen the personal assets of Kevin Maxwell
personal assistant (n) ayudante (m) personal;to de
she worked as his personal assistant in the early 1980s Adele was just 24 when she was hired as a personal assistant to the managing director of a leisure complex
personal best (n) (Dep) marca (f) personal
she ran a personal best of 13.01 sec in the 100m hurdles the Champion won his hurdles semi-final easily in a time of 48.01sec - 0.15sec outside his personal best the Home Secretary put through a personal call to Deacon Israel remains intransigent despite a personal call from President Bush this week they don't like personal calls in work hours teachers are advised to use the phones sparingly or pay for their personal calls the Queen has sent Paul McCartney a personal cheque to help his scheme
personal column (n) (Britain) (for births, deaths and marriages) (páginas (f)) sociales (f) (y necrológicas)
I rang the Globe with news of Blake's death, and put notices in the personal columns of The Times and the Daily Telegraph
(for lonely hearts) (sección (f) de) anuncios (m) personales
lots of people search for love in the personal columns the personal columns of papers where people advertise hoping to find friends and partners
personal computer (n) ordenador (m) or computadora (f) personal; (LAm)
computer manufacturers have gone a long way to achieving their goal of putting a personal computer on every desk they're hoping to attract a larger share of the personal computer market
personal effects (n) efectos (m) personales
she left me all her personal effects in her will the policy does not cover loss of or damage to baggage, clothes or personal effects bats, balls, shoes, shirts and other personal effects of sports heroes were among the more unusual items auctioned last night the police returned the dead man's personal effects to his wife
personal foul (n) falta (f) personal
the rule raised from five to six the number of personal fouls calling for ejection from the game
personal identification number (n) número (m) de identificación personal
to get any cash you need the card and the correct personal identification number
personal income (n) ingresos (m) personales
only 26 per cent was raised by taxes on personal income he had always relied heavily on her personal income to fund his ambitions the stagnation in personal income growth reflects the weak job market
personal income tax (n) impuesto (m) sobre la renta de las personas físicas
Mr Major should rule out personal income tax cuts before the next election the typical working person is going to face no change in his or her personal income tax he paid her to take care of his personal investment portfolio you'll have to supplement your pension through your personal investments
personal loan (n) préstamo (m) personal
Burglass took out a personal loan of almost $6,000 to buy the rights to the play bear in mind that overdrafts are cheaper than personal loans
personal organizer (n) (paper) agenda (f) personal; (electronic) agenda (f) personal electrónica
a multi-functional personal organizer with a storage facility of up to 288k Amstrad's brilliant Notepad personal organiser computer computerised personal organisers
personal pronoun (n) pronombre (m) personal
personal property (n) (Jur) bienes (m) (muebles); (private) cosas (f) personales
any real or personal property which is owned, rented,or used by a taxpayer in connection with an entertainment activity valuables and personal property were placed in canvas bags personal property such as clothing, jewelry, furs, antiques, cars, and the like
personal secretary (n) secretarioasecretaria (m) (f) personal;a secretaria
a Russian who had once been personal secretary to Trotsky
personal security (n) (safety) seguridad (f) personal; (on loan) garantía (f) personal
we attend to personal security by hiring bodyguards they adopted a low profile, arm's length approach to personal security for the Queen's visit for reasons of personal security, we had to leave Venezuela
personal stereo (n) Walkman (m);™ equipo (m) de música personal
reading and listening to tapes on a personal stereo are favourite relaxation techniques among the crew
personal trainer (n) preparadorapreparadora (m) (f);a preparadora

personal

 
personal
adjective
1. (particular) 
a. personal 
Cada uno tiene el derecho a su opinión personal de las nuevas reglas de la empresa.Everyone has the right to their personal opinion of the new company rules.
2. (private) 
a. personal 
¿Puedo hacerte una pregunta personal? No contestes si no quieres.Can I ask you a personal question? You don't need to answer if you don't want to.
3. (individual) 
a. personal 
Voy a pedir una pizza personal y una malteada.I'm going to order a personal pizza and a shake.
masculine noun
4. (employees) 
a. staff 
El personal decidió hacer huelga durante tres días para protestar por los bajos salarios.The staff decided to go on strike for three days to protest their low salaries.
b. personnel 
Todo el personal debe asistir a cursos de actualización.All personnel must attend refresher courses.
5. (colloquial) (persons in general) (Spain) 
a. people 
Se nota que el personal estuvo de juerga anoche.It's pretty obvious people were partying last night.
feminine noun
6. (basketball) 
¡Árbitro, esa ha sido personal!Referee, that was a personal foul!
personal
adjective
1. (privado, íntimo) 
a. personal 
una opinión/pregunta personala personal opinion/question
personal e intransferiblenon-transferable
Noun
2. (trabajadores) 
a. staff, personnel 
personal de a bordocabin crew
personal docenteteaching staff
personal mínimoskeleton staff
personal en plantillain-house staff
personal sanitariohealth workers
personal de tierraground crew
3. (colloquial) (Spain) 
a. no direct translation 
el personalpeople
4. (en baloncesto) 
a. personal foul 
personal
adjective
personal
1 (plantilla) staff; personnel; especialmente (Mil) force; (Náutica) crew; complement
estar falto de personal to be shorthanded o shortstaffed
personal de cabina cabin staff o crew
personal de exterior surface workers
plural
; (p)
personal de interior underground workers
plural
; (p)
personal de servicios maintenance staff
personal de tierra (Aeronáutica) ground crew; ground staff
2 (gente) people
había mucho personal en el cine there was a big crowd in the cinema
quedarse con el personal to be a hit with people
(Baloncesto) personal foul
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