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Alternative forms 
- personall (obsolete)
- Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things.
- Of or pertaining to a particular person; relating to, or affecting, an individual, or each of many individuals; peculiar or proper to private concerns; not public or general
- personal question
- personal desire
- Her song was her personal look at the values of friendship.
- You can't read my diary - it is personal.
- Pertaining to the external or bodily appearance; corporeal; as, personal charms.
- Done in person; without the intervention of another.
- A personal interview.
- personal settings
- Relating to an individual, his character, conduct, motives, or private affairs, in an invidious and offensive manner; as, personal reflections or remarks.
- (grammar) Denoting person; as, a personal pronoun.
Usage notes 
Not to be confused with personnel (“employees, staff”).
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personal (plural personals)
- An advertisement by which individuals attempt to meet others with similar interests.
- A movable; a chattel.
From Latin personalis.
personal m and f (plural personales)
personal m (plural personales)
- IPA: /pɛʂʊnˈɑːl/
- staff (employees of a business)