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personally

Pronunciation: /ˈpɜːrsnəli; ˈpɜːsnəli/

Translation of personally in Spanish:

adverb/adverbio

  • 1 1.1 [responsible/liable] personalmente she wrote to me personally me escribió personalmente or ella misma he feels personally insulted lo toma como un insulto personal I don't mean you personally no me refiero a ti personalmente to take sth personally ofenderse
    Example sentences
    • This requires individuals to be personally responsible for maintaining separate sets of addresses.
    • Besides, an individual cannot be personally responsible for who stays in school when young teachers flee to take better-paid jobs.
    • A man who holds individuals personally responsible for their acts may murder.
    1.2 (in person) personalmente do you know him personally? ¿lo conoces personalmente?
    Example sentences
    • After a few minutes a small contingent marches out, escorts and a high ranking individual who must personally approve our presence.
    • It's always extraordinary to be in your presence personally as we have been and even by satellite.
    • Accordingly, I needed to see an old photograph or advertisement that would allow me to personally authenticate the presence of some mythical sixties pop giant in my town.
  • 2 (sentence adv) 2.1 (for my part) personalmente personally, I can't stand him yo, personalmente, no lo aguanto 2.2 (as a person) como persona
    Example sentences
    • Not from the legal standpoint, just personally: Should you not have treated yourself the way you have?
    • One subject he was able to speak about personally was the Sistine Chapel.
    • As such, the poem examines firsthand and historically, personally and objectively, the complex responsibility of the artist to self and environment.

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