IN PERSONの意味、本人が直接に、自ら

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2011.02.15(Review of 2008.03.18 edition)

E-mail, fax machines, and cell phones are all technological marvels, but there's nothing like the real thing when it comes to cultivating lasting relationships with the people you do business with. So here's the WordMaster's ode to the importance of the human touch!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: イディオム
IN PERSON   本人が直接に、自ら


  • To do something in person is to do it yourself, directly or while physically there, rather than having someone else do it for you or rather than doing it by e-mail, over the phone, on TV, etc.
  • in person は、自分の代わりに誰かに行ってもらったり、メールや電話、テレビなどを使ったりするのではなく、本人が直接、つまりその場にいて、自ら何かを行なう、という意味です。



  1. (plant manager to workers)
    The Vice President of South Asian Operations will be conducting the inspection in person, so I expect everything to be working like clockwork.
  2. I've read all her books, so you can imagine how excited I was to see her in person!
  3. (introducing a client to Gary, a co-worker)
    HANA: I think you know Gary.
    CLIENT: Yes, we've spoken on the phone. (shaking hands with Gary) It's nice to finally meet you in person, Gary.
  4. (fictional job advertisement in newspaper classified ads)
    Apply in person at 1210 Main Street or send a resume and cover letter to the e-mail address below.
  5. They've scheduled me for an in-person interview tomorrow. I'm so glad they're not going to be interviewing me over the phone.

英会話レッスンAll the best!