persona
persona(
puhr
-
so
-
nuh
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (public image)
a. la imagen
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Almost no one knows what Helen is really like, but it is very different from the persona she presents to the public.Casi nadie sabe cómo es Helen de verdad, pero es muy diferente de la imagen que presenta al público.
2. (fictional character)
a. el personaje
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The actor can shift between his personas with ease.El actor puede cambiar entre sus personajes fácilmente.
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persona [pɜːˈsəʊnə]
noun
personae (plural) [pɜːˈsəʊnaɪ]
1 (character) personaje (m)
2 (image) imagen (f)
An American in Paris was conceived to meet Arthur Freed's cultural aspirations and then tailored to suit Gene Kelly's screen persona The self we show the world can be handmade, an external persona, put on for protection Although Claire Rayner maintains that this discrepancy between her `public" persona and her `private" persona does not cause her great concern,many others find the strain of `living up to appearances # intolerable (in Jungian psychology) the mechanism that conceals a person's true thoughts and feelings, esp in his adaptation to the outside world
3
persona grata persona (f) grata; persona non grata persona (f) no grata
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persona
Usage note
In English, the plural of "person" is "people".
persona(
pehr
-
soh
-
nah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (individual)
a. person
Había cientos de personas en el concierto.There were hundreds of people at the concert.
Solo damos una bebida por persona.We're only giving out one drink per person.
2. (law)
a. entity
Una empresa legalmente constituida es una persona jurídica.A lawfully established enterprise is a legal entity.
3. (grammar)
a. person
Nunca se debe escribir un ensayo profesional en primera persona.One should never write a professional essay in the first person.
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persona
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (individuo)
a. person
vinieron varias personasseveral people came
cien personasa hundred people
en personain person
por personaper head
ser buena personato be a good person o sort
persona mayoradult, grown-up
persona non gratapersona non grata
2. (law)
a. party
persona físicaprivate individual
persona jurídicalegal entity o person
3. (grammar)
a. person
la segunda persona del singularthe second person singular
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persona
1 (individuo) person
es una persona encantadora he's a charming person; 20 personas 20 people
había unas diez personas en la sala
aquellas personas que lo deseen those who wish
es para animales y no para personas
es buena persona he's a good sort; en la persona de in the person of
en persona in person; in the flesh
vendrá él en persona a recoger los papeles he will come and collect the papers in person; vi al príncipe en persona I saw the prince in the flesh o in person
por persona per person
20 kilos por persona 20 kilos per person; tres caramelos por persona three sweets per person o each; dos dólares por persona two dollars per person; two dollars a head
tercera persona third party
sin inmiscuir a terceras personas without involving third parties
persona de edad elderly person; senior citizen
persona de historia dubious individual
persona mayor adult
persona no grata persona non grata persona non grata
personas reales royalty
singular
; (s)
king and queen
2 (Jur)
persona física natural person
persona jurídica legal entity
3 (Lingüística) person
la tercera persona del singular the third person singular
4 (Religión)
las tres personas de la Santísima Trinidad the three persons of the Holy Trinity
Mientras que persona en singular se traduce por person, el plural tiene dos traducciones: people y persons.
People es la forma más utilizada, ya que persons se emplea solamente en el lenguaje formal o técnico. Las dos formas llevan el verbo en plural:
Acaban de llegar tres personas preguntando por un tal Sr. Oliva Three people have just arrived asking for a Mr Oliva
"Peso máximo: 8 personas" "Weight limit: 8 persons"
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