Translation of person in Spanish:

person

Pronunciation: /ˈpɜːrsn; ˈpɜːsn/

noun/nombre (plural people)

  • 1 persona (feminine) he's/she's a charming person es una persona encantadora she's a mean person es una tacaña Sue's the person to ask a quien hay que preguntarle es a Sue who is this Davies person? ¿quién es el tal Davies? per person por persona help arrived in the person of his father su padre llegó en el momento más oportuno see also people 1 1 2
  • 2
    (plural persons)
    2.1 (individual) [formal] persona (feminine) person or persons unknown [Law/Derecho] persona o personas no identificadas juristic o artificial person [Law/Derecho] persona jurídica the three persons of the Holy Trinity las tres personas de la Santísima Trinidad 2.2 (body) persona (feminine) to have a weapon on o about one's person (British English/inglés británico) [formal] ser* portador de arma offenses against the person delitos (masculine plural) contra la persona in person en persona
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    • For many societies, the human being is the person who has learned and obeys the community's rules.
    • It is trying to be all things to all sorts of rich people but is this a recipe for confusion?
    • Ian can eat enough food for four of five people, but he uses all that energy up on stage.
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    • Have a pen available on your person, and if paper is not available, write it on your hand.
    • Within a day or so you forget that you ever had anything so horrific occurring on your person.
    • He does not want to publicise the fact that he carries large quantities of cash on his person in case he becomes a target for thieves.
  • 3 [Linguistics/Lingüística]
    (plural persons)
    persona (feminine) second person plural segunda persona del plural in the first person en primera persona
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    • When civilians addressed a soldier, they did so in the second person singular, as to a child or pet.
    • For a start there was a large number of interjections in the second person, which I presume related to me.
    • There were some interjections in the second person that were not very savoury.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.