Personal

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See also: personal and personál

German[edit]

German Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin personale.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːl

Noun[edit]

Personal n (genitive Personals, plural Personale)

  1. staff, personnel, employees
    Synonym: Belegschaft
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 46/2010, page 96:
      Fachkräftemangel ist kein düsteres Zukunftsszenario mehr. Vor allem in Ostdeutschland ringen Firmen schon heute um Personal.
      A lack of skilled workers is no longer a dark future scenario. Primarily in eastern Germany, companies are struggling for employees already today.
  2. (informal) Short for Personalabteilung (human resources).

Usage notes[edit]

  • The plural is attestable when referring to different companies: die Personale beider Firmen (the staffs of both companies). Even in this context, however, it is usually avoided; Belegschaften or simply Mitarbeiter will be used instead.

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Personal.

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Noun[edit]

Personal n (uncountable)

  1. personnel, staff
    Dës Toilettë sinn nëmme fir d'Personal.These toilets are only for staff.