Definition of 'personal'
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The goals you set yourself both at work and in your personal life are ambitious. The Sun (2016)By then he was being asked to ship other items aside from electrical goods and personal effects. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The system allows owners to pass profits and losses through to personal tax returns. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This could provide funds for each son and so fulfil one of his personal ambitions. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He needed to be tough to withstand the personal attacks from the press that scarred his tenure. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The exam board should return to this challenge and not deprive future generations of a source of great intellectual and personal enrichment. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A number of upcoming personal appearances vanished. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A number of hurdles lie ahead before any claim can succeed, including overcoming the time limit on bringing personal injury claims before the courts. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are so many clichés surrounding personal transformation, something that is open to all of us in a way that it wouldn't have been in previous generations. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The demise of those empires has had heavy costs in reputation but little in personal hardship. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Witness is a temporary term in a personal sense. Christianity Today (2000)Residents are not taxed on personal income. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They switched us on with their personal attacks. The Sun (2013) One is the personal injury or negligence claim that comes before a court. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The potential for vast personal fortunes suddenly became limitless. Consuelo & Alva: Love and Power in the Gilded Age (2005)Men put in just six months on their personal hygiene. The Sun (2012)It was really divine and we had great personal timing together. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It may have been something more personal. Ford Madox Ford (1990)The transferable allowance will rise in line with inflation in the same way as the personal allowance. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She has a very particular personal perspective. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Write or email me for a guaranteed detailed personal reply. The Sun (2009)The prospect for personal injury lawyers is alarming. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Perhaps he drew attention because of his personal life. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Offer to help at mealtimes and with personal care. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The deal is subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Often speech is more important than personal appearance. 23 Steps to Successful Achievement (1972)Personal tax is only part of the equation. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It was not supposed to be a personal attack. The Sun (2006)His existence is one of personal war. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The personal fortunes of today's rich are reaching record heights. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Personal growth and good leadership are two other areas where the top 20 big firms perform particularly well. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Employees say their job is good for personal growth, returning a top five positive score of 85% in our survey. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'personal'
British English: personal /ˈpɜːsənəl/ ADJECTIVE
A personal opinion, quality, or thing belongs or relates to a particular person.
That's my personal opinion.
- American English: personal
- Arabic: شَخْصِيٌّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: pessoal
- Chinese: 私人的
- Croatian: osoban
- Czech: osobní
- Danish: personlig
- Dutch: persoonlijk
- European Spanish: personal
- Finnish: henkilökohtainen
- French: personnel confidentiel
- German: persönlich
- Greek: προσωπικός
- Italian: personale individuale
- Japanese: 個人的な
- Korean: 개인의
- Norwegian: personlig
- Polish: osobisty
- European Portuguese: pessoal
- Romanian: personal
- Russian: личный
- Spanish: personal de uso propio
- Swedish: personlig
- Thai: ส่วนบุคคล
- Turkish: kişisel
- Ukrainian: персональний
- Vietnamese: riêng tư
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