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Don't see the point in reading ghost-written autobiographies, even though some of these published lives may fascinate me. The 'ghost' is always present, manipulating an interview into first-person singular text, and it feels like I'm reading a lie.
Gary Kemp

Meaning of "first-person" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FIRST-PERSON

first-person  [ˌfɜːstˈpɜːs ən] play
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WHAT DOES FIRST-PERSON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

First person

First person may refer to: ▪ First person, a grammatical person ▪ First-person narrative, a narrative device whereby the narrator is speaking for and about themselves ▪ First-person perspective, a technique used in media where all action is seen is if through the eyes of the character in the story ▪ First-person interpretation, a technique used in museum theatre ▪ First Person, an interview-based television series created by Errol Morris ▪ First Person, a Canadian dramatic television series ▪ First-person view, a method of piloting a radio-controlled vehicle using a wireless video camera in the vehicle...

Definition of first-person in the English dictionary

The definition of first-person in the dictionary is using a grammatical category of pronouns and verbs used by the speaker to refer to or talk about himself, either alone or together with others.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FIRST-PERSON


adoption
əˈdɒpʃ ən
archdiocesan
ˌɑːtʃdaɪˈɒsɪs ən
Caernarvon
kɑːˈnɑːv ən
Congressperson
ˈkɒŋɡrɪspɜːs ən
connexion
kəˈnɛkʃ ən
decomposition
ˌdiːkɒmpəˈzɪʃ ən
depletion
dɪˈpliːʃ ən
disgarrison
dɪsˈɡærɪs ən
disruption
dɪsˈrʌpʃ ən
dissemination
dɪˌsɛmɪˈneɪʃ ən
dobson
ˈdɒbs ən
encryption
ɪnˈkrɪpʃ ən
eruption
ɪˈrʌpʃ ən
escalation
ˌɛskəˈleɪʃ ən
evacuation
ɪˌvækjʊˈeɪʃ ən
evaporation
ɪˌvæpəˈreɪʃ ən
exemption
ɪɡˈzɛmpʃ ən
exploitation
ˌɛksplɔɪˈteɪʃ ən
fabrication
ˌfæbrɪˈkeɪʃ ən
fascination
ˌfæsɪˈneɪʃ ən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FIRST-PERSON

first-foot
first-footing
first-generation
first-grade
first-grader
first-hand
first-line
first-loss policy
first-name
first-named
first-nighter
first-order
first-past-the-post
first-past-the-post system
first-person shooter
first-rate
first-strike
first-string
first-time buyer
first-timer

WORDS THAT END LIKE FIRST-PERSON

Anderson
Carson
chairperson
draftsperson
Emerson
first person
Henderson
in person
Jefferson
lay person
Macpherson
McPherson
Paterson
person
Peterson
salesperson
Sanderson
second person
spokesperson
third person
tradesperson

Synonyms and antonyms of first-person in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «first-person» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FIRST-PERSON

Find out the translation of first-person to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of first-person from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «first-person» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

第一人称
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

en primera persona
570 millions of speakers

English

first-person
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पहले व्यक्ति
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أول شخص
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

от первого лица
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

primeira pessoa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রথম ব্যক্তি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

à la première personne
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

orang pertama
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

First-Person-
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

一人称の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

첫번째 사람
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wong pisanan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

người thứ nhất
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முதல் நபர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रथम व्यक्ती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

birinci şahıs
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

in prima persona
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pierwszej osoby
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

від першої особи
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

first-person
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σε πρώτο πρόσωπο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

die eerste persoon
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

första person
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

first- person
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of first-person

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FIRST-PERSON»

The term «first-person» is very widely used and occupies the 17.071 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FIRST-PERSON» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about first-person

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10 QUOTES WITH «FIRST-PERSON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word first-person.
1
Kate Atkinson
Because I write fiction, I don't write autobiography, and to me they are very different things. The first-person narrative is a very intimate thing, but you are not addressing other people as 'I' - you are inhabiting that 'I.'
2
Tom Bodett
I'm not an impersonator. I've only got one voice and only do one guy and his first-person essays.
3
James Lee Burke
Using a first-person narrator is simply a matter of hearing the voice inside yourself.
4
Stanley Crouch
Our job as writers and thinkers in the time is how to bring about the occasions that let people have that first-person experience - or the metaphoric experience that allows them to see human continuity as opposed to total threat, total willingness to do violence.
5
Will Hobbs
Choosing the narrator for a first-person story like 'Downriver' is a crucial decision because the voice has to be one the reader wants to listen to, and the voice has to be a match for the emotion you want the story to carry.
6
Gary Kemp
Don't see the point in reading ghost-written autobiographies, even though some of these published lives may fascinate me. The 'ghost' is always present, manipulating an interview into first-person singular text, and it feels like I'm reading a lie.
7
Rachel Kushner
One of the strategies for doing first-person is to make the narrator very knowing, so that the reader is with somebody who has a take on everything they observe.
8
Wally Lamb
I like to write first-person because I like to become the character I'm writing.
9
Zachary Levi
If I have my way, I want to go start making really interactive television. Stuff where you can sit and watch real actors do a real series and they can get into some kind of gun battle and all of a sudden your television prompts you to pick up your controller and all of a sudden, you're playing a first-person shooter.
10
Dennis Muren
I'm always reaching for something we really haven't done, and War of the Worlds has a lot of this sort of documentary look to it and first-person camera view that is a new thing for me. I've done some stuff like that before, but nothing like the extent of this and digitally.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FIRST-PERSON»

Discover the use of first-person in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to first-person and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
First Person Plural: My Life as a Multiple
A victim of childhood sexual abuse, now a trained psychologist, chronicles his terrifying experience with multiple personalities later in life, detailing his road to recovery. Reprint.
Cameron West, 1999
2
First Person: New Media as Story, Performance, and Game
The relationship between story and game, and related questions of electronic writing and play, examined through a series of discussions among new media creators and theorists.
Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Pat Harrigan, 2004
3
First Person: An Astonishingly Frank Self-portrait by ...
Reveals the childhood, education, and personal life of Russia's newest president through interviews with Vladimir Putin, his wife, staff, and friends.
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, 2000
4
First Person Plural: Multiple Personality and the Philosophy ...
This text argues that most explanations of multiple personalities fail to distinguish the condition clearly enough from related states such as hypnotic trance, dreaming, and mediumship, and maintains that even the deeply divided personality ...
Stephen E. Braude, 1995
5
Narrative Unreliability in the Twentieth-Century ...
This volume deals with the occurrence and development of unreliable first-person narration in twentieth century Western literature.
Elke D'hoker, Gunther Martens, 2008
6
First Person Plural
Conjoined twins Owen and Porter Jamison, inhabiting one body with two heads, one torso, and two very different hearts, find their tentative bond threatened when Owen discovers that he is gay, which nearly destroys Porter's marriage as a ...
Andrew W. M. Beierle, 2007
7
Past Into Present: Effective Techniques for First-person ...
Stacy Roth Presents effective techniques of first-person interpretation, the portrayal of historical characters through interactive dramatization or roleplaying that is used to bring history to life at museums and historic sites.
Stacy Flora Roth, 1998
8
First Person Jewish
Examining more than a dozen films from Jewish artists, this book reveals how the postmodern impulse to turn the lens inward intersects provocatively with historical tropes and stereotypes of the Jew.
Alisa Lebow, 2008
9
First Person: Combat PTSD
This book will be of interests to Combat Veterans suffering from PTSD, families of PTSD Veterans and/or people diagnosed with PTSD, professionals treating PTSD patients/clients and the general public as a whole.
Sr. M. S. Rob Honzell, 2008
10
Ethics in the First Person: A Guide to Teaching and Learning ...
Ethics in the First Person is the first comprehensive guide to teaching and learning practical ethics to be published in more than 25 years.
Deni Elliott, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FIRST-PERSON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term first-person is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Who Knew a Video Game About Infrastructure Could Look So Cool?
It's a risky concept in a first-person gaming field dominated by bloody shooters and slashers, but to believe the gorgeous screenshots and ... «CityLab, Jul 15»
2
FIRST-PERSON: The true measure of success
EULESS, Texas (BP) -- Christ is on His last pilgrimage, Luke 10:1-20 recounts. He is on His way to the cross. He chooses 70 of His followers ... «BP News, Jul 15»
3
Iribe: People 'underestimating' Third-Person VR, Touch is for First
One of the more common misconceptions about virtual reality (VR) is that it only relates to first-person experiences. Some assume that the ... «VRFocus, Jul 15»
4
FIRST-PERSON: About 5 miles down the road
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (BP) -- Across town, the annual Gay Pride parade was setting attendance records. The usual assortment of flamboyant costumes swirled ... «BP News, Jul 15»
5
Consortium: The Tower Prophecy Revealed, A New UE4 first-person
A rather interesting looking game showed up in our inbox today called Consortium: The Tower Prophecy, developed by Interdimensional ... «Only Single Player, Jul 15»
6
FIRST-PERSON: A country in chaos: What Southern Baptists should …
EDITOR'S NOTE: Ronnie Floyd is president of the Southern Baptist Convention and pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas. «BP News, Jul 15»
7
Minecraft: Story Mode trailer hints at epic, point-and-click adventure
Telltale does these first-person episodic story games well, as evidenced by its previous lot of award-winning episodic games. By partnering ... «CNET, Jul 15»
8
FIRST-PERSON: Star-spangled opportunities
FIRST-PERSON: Star-spangled opportunities. by Diana Davis, posted Thursday, July 02, 2015 (13 hours ago). Tags: Fourth of JulyDiana Davis ... «BP News, Jul 15»
9
The First Five Minutes Of A Brilliant New First-Person Puzzler
Design and run factories in a first-person, fully 3D environment. HISTOGRAMS ARE BACK! Optimise your solutions, and then optimise them ... «Kotaku Australia, Jul 15»
10
First-person footage from a viking stunt show looks like a real life …
A new video from French parkour expert and stuntman Alex Yde lets you experience a stunt show from the point of view of its performers. «The Verge, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. First-Person [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/first-person-1>. Sep 2020 ».
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