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person, character, client, consumer, role

Auslan SignbankDictionary#3878 person1a
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As a Noun: 1. A man or a woman. English = person. 2. A person in a film or play. English = character, role. 3. A person or company that receives a service from a professional person or organisation. English = client. 4. 5. A person who buys things or uses services. English = consumer. 6. As Modifier: 1. Used immediately after verbs of liking and hating with reference to people to mean your feelings are directed towards a person in themselves, not their job or role in society. English = 'as a person'. 2. Used by some signers immediately after noun signs to remove any ambiguity that they are referring to a person who does that action, rather than the action itself. English = 'er' (as in 'work' + 'er' for 'worker').