A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (environment)
a. nature
Me encanta ir de excursiones y explorar la naturaleza.I love to go on hikes and explore nature.
Estas semanas que hemos pasado en el campo me han ayudado a entrar en contacto con la naturaleza.These weeks we've spent in the countryside have helped me to get in touch with nature.
2. (essence)
a. nature
Los pandas son animales muy pacíficos por naturaleza.Pandas are very peaceful animals by nature.
3. (character)
a. nature
Muchos niños de esa zona tienen una naturaleza violenta.Many children from that area have a violent nature.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (en general)
a. nature
aman a la naturalezathey love nature, they are nature lovers
se desconoce la naturaleza de la enfermedadthe nature of the illness is unknown
una persona de naturaleza nerviosaa person of a nervous disposition, a person who is nervous by nature
por naturalezaby nature
la madre naturalezaMother Nature
la naturaleza humanahuman nature
naturaleza muertastill life
2. (complexión)
a. constitution
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1 (universo físico) nature
las leyes de la naturaleza the laws of nature; las ciencias de la naturaleza the natural science(s)
2 (campo) nature
viven en plena naturaleza they live surrounded by nature
3 (carácter) nature
son de naturaleza tímida they're shy by nature; es despistado por naturaleza he's naturally absent-minded; la naturaleza humana human nature
4 (constitución) constitution
es de naturaleza fuerte he has a strong constitution
5 (especie) nature
situaciones de naturaleza poco común situations of an unusual nature
6 (Arte)
naturaleza muerta still life
7 (Política) nationality
el joven es suizo de naturaleza the young man is Swiss by nationality
carta de naturaleza
romper la naturaleza to start to menstruate
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