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  • he's a natural as an actor es un actor nato
1. natural (color, taste)
  • death from natural causes muerte (f) natural
  • natural childbirth parto (m) natural
  • natural disaster catástrofe (f) natural
  • natural gas gas (m) natural
  • natural history historia (f) natural
  • natural mother madre (f) biológica
  • natural resources recursos mpl naturales
  • natural sciences ciencias (f pl) naturales
  • natural selection selección (f) natural
2. natural, lógico(a) (normal, to be expected)
  • it's only natural that you should want to be here es natural que quieras estar aquí
  • one's or the natural reaction is to… la reacción más normal es…
  • natural wastage (industria) amortización (f) de puestos de trabajo por jubilación
3. natural, espontáneo(a) (unaffected)
natural [ˈnætʃrəl]
1 (occurring naturally) [+environment, substance, disaster, remedy] natural
The city has superb natural defences Teeth are a natural weapon that man has The gigantic natural harbour of Poole is a haven for boats They are destroying the country's forests and natural environment The typhoon is the worst natural disaster in South Korea in several years from many natural disasters Scientists have found synthetic substitutes for natural materials Deep freezing is the simplest natural way of preserving food They opened a shop selling natural foods There is no reason why natural cosmetics should not be as safe as those prepared with synthetic ingredients There are numerous natural remedies which work to heal chilblains Is there a natural remedy for cold sores?
she isn't a natural blonde no es rubia natural; he died of natural causes murió de muerte natural
The post mortem showed that death was due to natural causes
the rest of his natural life el resto de sus días
You're going to be making public apologies for the rest of your natural life He wants to die rather than spend the rest of his natural life in prison
2 (understandable) [+reaction, behaviour, feeling] natural; normal; [+mistake] comprensible; [+explanation] lógico y natural
It was a perfectly natural reaction A period of depression can be a perfectly natural response to certain aspects of life She's upset. It's natural, isn't it? Today's the funeral She has a feeling that she is doing the most natural thing in the world His hostile attitude is quite natural under the circumstances
it's a perfectly natural mistake to make es un error totalmente comprensible; there is a perfectly natural explanation hay una explicación perfectamente lógica y natural; it's only natural es normal or natural
Couples do have rows, it's only natural
it's only natural that she should be upset es normal or natural que esté disgustada
it's only natural to feel worried
3 (inborn) [+ability, talent] innato; [+reaction, fear] instintivo
She has a natural ability to understand the motives of others He had a natural gift for making things work Her playing revealed profound natural talent and a quick imagination
he had a natural flair for business tenía un don innato para los negocios; she is a natural leader/athlete es una líder/atleta innata; natural instinct instinto (m) natural
4 (relaxed, unforced) [+person, manner, charm] natural
Bethan's sister was as friendly and natural as the rest of the family There was something not quite natural about her behaviour Hannah's natural manner reassured her, and she relaxed He walked slowly, in a relaxed, natural manner, from one side of the stage to the other He exudes a natural charm and good humour
I was able to be very natural with him con él pude ser yo mismo
5 (biological) [+father, mother, child] biológico
She claimed the Prince as her natural father She has been reunited with her natural mother
6 (Mús) natural
1 (person)
she's a natural with computers tiene un don innato para los ordenadores
2 (Mús) (note) nota (f) natural; (sign) becuadro (m)
natural childbirth (n) parto (m) natural
More and more women want to have their babies by natural childbirth
natural gas (n) gas (m) natural
New reserves of oil, natural gas or even coal must be found if we are to survive the twenty-first century
natural history (n) historia (f) natural
...the museum of natural history
natural law (n) ley (f) natural
The Nuremberg principles represented a reaffirmation of natural law and ethics
natural number (n) (Mat) número (m) natural
natural philosophy (n) filosofía (f) natural
Physics in the seventeenth century was called natural philosophy ...emeritus professor of natural philosophy at the University of Aberdeen
natural resources (n) recursos (m) naturales
There is a plan to open up the vast region with its wealth of natural resources ...a society that's not going to run out of natural resources
natural science (n) (uncount) ciencias (f) naturales
...axioms in natural science
(count) ciencia (f) de la naturaleza
...a true natural science such as physics
natural selection (n) selección (f) natural
Natural selection ensures only the fittest survive to pass their genes on to the next generation
by natural selection por selección natural
...the theory of evolution by natural selection
natural wastage (n) (Britain) (Ind) bajas voluntarias de los empleados de una empresa, y cuyos puestos quedan sin cubrir
With normal natural wastage the total number of jobs cut this year will exceed 35
the jobs will be lost through natural wastage los puestos irán desapareciendo a medida que se produzcan bajas voluntarias
The company hopes the job cuts will be made through natural wastage
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