nature
noun
1. (environment) 
I like to spend time alone in the woods and connect with nature.Me gusta pasar tiempo a solas en el bosque y conectar con la naturaleza.
She loves to be out in nature. A ella le encanta estar afuera en la naturaleza.
2. (type) 
You won't find pieces of this nature anywhere.No encontrarás piezas de esta naturaleza en ningún sitio.
3. (origin) 
The nature of this matter was unknown.Se desconocía la naturaleza de este asunto.
4. (characteristic) 
They might be cute, but lions are predators by nature. Pueden ser monos, pero los leones son depredadores de naturaleza.
nature
Noun
1. (the natural world) 
a. la naturaleza (F) 
to let nature take its coursedejar que la naturaleza siga su curso
nature loveramante de la naturaleza
nature reservereserva natural
nature trailsenda natural, ruta ecológica
2. (character; of thing) 
a. la naturaleza (F) 
3. (of person) 
a. el naturaleza f, carácter (M) 
to have a jealous naturetener un carácter celoso
it's not in her natureno es su carácter, no es propio de ella
to be shy by natureser tímido(a) por naturaleza
4. (sort) 
a. la género m, clase (F) 
problems of this natureproblemas de este género
5. (formal) 
a. no direct translation 
what is the nature of your complaint?¿cuál es el motivo de su queja?
nature [ˈneɪtʃəʳ]
noun
1 (essential quality) [of things] naturaleza (f)
the nature and extent of the damage is still not known aún se desconoce la naturaleza y el alcance de los daños
Mr Sharp would not comment on the nature of the issues being investigated the ambitious nature of the programme the special nature of the relationship between social worker and client
the project is experimental in nature el proyecto es de carácter experimental
the rise of a major power is both economic and military in nature the nature of birds is to fly, it is in [the] nature of birds to fly [in] the nature of
his comment was in the nature of a compliment su comentario fue algo así como un cumplido
there is a movement towards something in the nature of a pluralistic system it was in the nature of a debate rather than an argument
in the nature of things it's impossible desde el punto de vista lógico es imposible
many have died and, [in] the nature [of] things, many more will die such an effort could not, in the nature of things, be kept up for very long
we were unaware of the serious nature of his illness ignorábamos que su enfermedad fuera tan grave
the true nature of his intentions sus verdaderas intenciones
by its very nature por su propia naturaleza
cash is, by its very nature, easy to steal peacekeeping, by its nature, makes pre-planning difficult one could argue that smoking, by its very nature, is addictive
2 (character) [of person] carácter (m)
she trusted people, that was her nature se fiaba de la gente, era así por naturaleza
he has a nice nature
to appeal to sb's better nature apelar al buen corazón de algn
trying to shame me into staying, eh? - trying to appeal to my better nature? she tried to tie him down, sometimes by appealing to his better nature,sometimes by crass emotional blackmail to pin one's faith in appealing to the man's better nature was an act of folly
to be cautious by nature ser cauteloso por naturaleza
he was by nature affectionate
she took all their teasing with good nature aceptó todas sus burlas de buen grado
to take advantage of sb's good nature abusar de la amabilidad de algn
I was very dependent on her good nature he acceded to their extraordinary request with surprising good nature I recently took advantage of your good nature and cheated you out of £2,000 this attracted a steady stream of unhappy souls needful of unloading their miseries, who selfishly took advantage of her good nature
it is not in his nature to lie mentir no es propio de él
that's very much in his nature
3 (kind, type)
something of that nature algo por el estilo; documents of a technical nature documentos (m) de carácter técnico
of this/that nature jewellery, ornaments and things of that nature offences of this nature will be severely punished ceremonies of a religious/solemn nature disagreements of a political nature
nature of contents (Comm) descripción (f) del contenido
4 (natural life, environment) naturaleza (f)
a keen student of nature the ecological balance of nature the Princeton Education Center offers outdoor experience to discover the world of nature now they are living in the wild again, as nature intended
it's against nature es antinatural; es contrario a la naturaleza
the beauties of nature las maravillas de la naturaleza
a [freak] of nature the occurrence of a huge inland salt lake seemed to be a freak of nature without a car in the US you feel like a freak of nature the Faux de Verzy is a freak of nature, a forest of weird, stunted beech trees, some of which are 500 years old
to draw/paint from nature dibujar/pintar del natural
vitamin C is found [in] nature grasses that grow wild in nature nature vs [nurture] this challenges accepted stereotypes by uniting the antitheses of nature and nurture throughout the biological sciences what is sometimes called the "nature-nurture" debate has long been a bone of contention
to get back to nature [+person] volver a la naturaleza
she was very anxious to get away from cities and back to nature getting back to nature doesn't have to mean roughing it
the laws of nature las leyes de la naturaleza
there are no laws of nature which say that only sheep can produce wool weight gain is one of the laws of nature - you just can't break those laws
to return to nature [+area] volver a su estado natural
we can't afford to build a barbed wire fence around our forest and let it return to nature
fever is nature's way of fighting infection la fiebre es el mecanismo natural para combatir la infección
in a [state] of nature the liberty of the individual in the state of nature is absolute and unconstrained the transition from the state of nature to political or civil society we were having a wonderful swim in a state of nature when, on looking up, we found that the entire female population was lining the banks to let nature [take its course] is it best to cull the herd or let large numbers starve? - or should we just let nature take its course? with pneumonia, surely sometimes it is better to let nature take its course than administer antibiotics we would put the plant outside for the summer, and if it still didn't do anything, we would leave it there and let nature take its course to answer the [call] of nature I'm afraid I have to answer the call of nature excuse me, nature calls
modifier
nature conservation (n) protección (f) de la naturaleza
the interests of agriculture and nature conservation are sometimes in conflict the government is spending more on nature conservation
nature cure (n) curación (f) natural
Ray Hill practises naturopathy, or nature cure as he prefers to call it nature cure clinics and other forms of natural therapy sunlight and various forms of water treatment are the foundation stones of nature cure
nature lover (n) amante (m) de la naturaleza
nature lovers and ramblers will enjoy the 178-mile Long Pembrokeshire Coastal Path the Galapagos Islands are a dream spot for nature lovers
nature reserve (n) reserva (f) natural
the land has been designated a nature reserve the largest remaining woodland nature reserve in the country some of the finest sand dune and salt marsh nature reserves in Britain
nature study (n) estudio (m) de la historia natural; historia (f) natural
they drove into the mountains for a weekend of nature study his hobbies were reading, nature study and listening to pop music
nature trail (n) ruta (f) para el estudio de la naturaleza
walks start from the Visitor Centre around the Waterfowl Park and to a nature trail (1 hour) through the reserve two way-marked nature trails include four hides with views over the Irish Sea Hanuman becomes the meeting-point of an earlier system of nature worship with the burgeoning order of gods and devas which was to influence the whole future of religion
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