Translation:Paul really wasn't an ordinary person.
In English, the word 'person' is gender neutral. In French, a gender is applied and so 'personne' is feminine. Think about it like friend; a male friend in French is 'un ami' while a female friend is 'une amie.' The difference here is the word 'personne' in French has a feminine gender and so in French a male person is 'Une personne male' and a female person is 'Une personne femelle.' I hope this helps.