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natural(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (not artificial)
a. natural
Todo el mundo piensa que me tiño, pero mi rubio es natural.Everybody thinks that I dye my hair, but I'm a natural blonde.
2. (not processed)
a. natural
Solo uso maquillaje hecho a base de ingredientes naturales.I only use cosmetics made from natural ingredients.
b. fresh
Hice una deliciosa salsa con chiles naturales, pero se me olvidó comprar totopos.I made a delicious salsa with fresh chili peppers, but I forgot to buy the chips.
3. (unchilled)
a. room temperature
Consume esta cerveza al natural para disfrutar sus sabores.Drink this beer at room temperature to enjoy its flavor.
4. (inherent)
a. natural
La presidenta de la compañía tiene un talento natural para el liderazgo.The president of the company has a natural talent for leadership.
5. (understandable)
a. natural
Siempre miente, es natural que nadie le crea.He's always lying; it's natural that no one believes him.
6. (unforced)
a. natural
El amor que comparto con mi marido creció de manera natural.The love I share with my husband grew in a natural way.
7. (native)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He vivido aquí desde que era un niño, pero, en realidad, soy natural de las Islas Canarias.I've been living here since I was a kid, but I actually come from the Canary Islands.
Mis abuelos son naturales de Italia, pero emigraron a Nueva York en los años 40.My grandparents are natives of Italy, but they emigrated to New York in the 1940s.
8. (music)
a. natural
Cuando se sube una nota natural, se convierte en una aguda.When you raise a natural note, it becomes sharp.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
9. (character)
a. nature
Mamá es de natural tranquilo, excepto cuando entramos a la casa calzados.Mom is calm by nature, except when we enter the house with our shoes on.
10. (art)
a. life
La obra del artista está inspirada en lo natural del campo.The artist's work is inspired by life on a farm.
11. (bullfighting)
a. natural
El pase fundamental que hace el torero con la muleta es el natural.The fundamental pass that the bullfighter makes with the muleta is the natural.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
12. (local)
a. native
Los naturales ayudaron a los peregrinos a sobrevivir y a cultivar.The natives helped the pilgrims to survive and grow their crops.
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natural
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (no artificial)
a. natural
2. (flores, fruta, leche)
a. fresh
al naturalin the flesh
es más guapa al natural que en la fotografíashe's prettier in real life than in the photograph
ser natural en alguiento be in somebody's nature
3. (lógico, normal)
a. natural, normal
es lo más natural del mundoit's the most natural thing in the world, it's perfectly natural
es natural que se enfadeit's natural that he should be angry
4. (nativo)
a. native
ser natural deto come from
5. (ilegítimo)
a. illegitimate
6. (hábil y no hábil)
a.
mes/año naturalcalendar month/year
30 días naturales de vacaciones30 working days' holiday
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
7. (nativo)
a. native
8. (talante)
a. nature, disposition
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natural
adjective
1 (no artificial) [+calor] natural; [+luz, frontera] natural; [+seda] pure; [+flor] real
los fenómenos naturales natural phenomena; es rubia natural she's a natural blonde
2 (fresco) fresh
fruta natural fresh fruit
3 (sin aditivos) natural
yogur natural natural yoghurt; con ingredientes naturales with natural ingredients
4 (a temperatura ambiente)
este vino se sirve natural this wine should be served at room temperature
5 (innato) natural
tiene un talento natural para la música she has a natural talent for music; la bondad es natural en él kindness is in his nature; it's in his nature to be kind
6 (normal) natural
es natural que estés cansado it's natural that you should be tired; es lo más natural del mundo it's perfectly natural; it's the most natural thing in the world
7 (no afectado) natural
has salido muy natural en la foto you look very natural in the photo
es muy famosa, pero muy natural en el trato muy natural con todo el mundo
8 (ilegítimo) illegitimate
hijo natural illegitimate child
9 (nativo)
es natural de Córdoba he is a native of Cordoba; ¿de dónde es usted natural? where are you from?; where were you born?
10
de tamaño natural life-size(d)
11 (Música) natural
native
un natural de Badajoz a native of Badajoz
1 (carácter) nature
un natural optimista an optimistic nature; es de natural reservado he's reserved by nature
2
al natural: fruta al natural (sin aditamentos) fruit in its own juice; está muy guapa al natural she is very pretty just as she is (without make-up); se sirve al natural (a temperatura ambiente) it is served at room temperature
3 (Arte)
del natural: pintar del natural to paint from life; clase de dibujo del natural life class
4 (Taur) type of pass
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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