French translation of 'natural'
1. [instinct, behaviour] naturel(le)
the insect’s natural instinct to feed l’instinct naturel des insectes qui les pousse à s’alimenter ⧫ l’instinct de nutrition des insectes
2. (= not man-made)
[wonder] naturel(le)see also natural causes, natural disaster
3. (= normal) naturel(le)
it is natural to do sth
It’s natural to worry about one’s children. C’est naturel de se faire du souci pour ses enfants.
It is natural for us to want excitement. C’est naturel pour nous de rechercher les sensations fortes.
It’s the most natural thing in the world. C’est la chose la plus naturelle du monde.
4. (= reasonable) naturel(le)
to be only natural être bien naturel
She’s upset, which is only natural. Elle est bouleversée, ce qui est bien naturel.
5. [person, manner] naturel(le)
She’s always so relaxed and natural. Elle est toujours si détendue et naturelle.
6. [musician, athlete] né(e)
Martin is a natural musician. Martin est un musicien né.
He’s a natural basketball player. C’est un basketteur né.
7. [talent, aptitude] naturel(le) ⧫ inné(e)
to have a natural flair for sth avoir un sens inné de qch
He had a natural flair for business. Il avait un sens inné des affaires.
to have a natural aptitude for sth avoir une aptitude naturelle pour qch
Only a few people have a natural aptitude for maths. Seules quelques personnes ont une aptitude naturelle pour les maths.
She has a natural talent for playing the piano. Elle a un talent naturel pour le piano.
8. (by birth) [mother, father, sister, brother] naturel(le)
B natural (= key) si m naturel
in B natural en si naturel
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Example Sentences Including 'natural'
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Business for me is a natural thing.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He told me a natural ability will only take you so far.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
He's one of those guys who is a natural music person.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
It gave great coverage for dark circles while looking natural.The Sun (2016)
The most natural human instinct in the face of peril is to fly.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
They bring natural ability and we provide the technical depth and knowledge.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
This natural looking move seems to be new.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Watch aquatic creatures in their natural habitat.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
And then she looked straight up and went on in her natural manner.North and South (1855)
He has found a very good natural habitat.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
What could be more natural than the two architects of that ascent allowing all their petty grievances to overflow?Times, Sunday Times (2016)
When she took to the wheel like a natural, her father was not surprised.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
You sense that he is seeking a balance between these two natural impulses of the coaching mind.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
And it's why lounging on soft sand by a lapping tropical lagoon feels so natural.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
His natural father married three times before dying of a heart attack.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Is there anything natural that could help?Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The natural look is what you have when you wake up.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
It seemed to flow in a natural way.The Sun (2007)
It's natural for people to feel a stronger sense of belonging in smaller groups.The Sun (2016)
My life is about education and enthusing people about the natural world.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Some proposals appear to be natural winners.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The emergence of antibiotic resistance is a product of natural selection.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Very scary feeling that all his natural life is gone.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
We look and feel like a natural party of permanent opposition.The Sun (2015)
Whether these flights were acts of bravery or their natural behaviour is something you can argue about.The Sun (2014)
You understand other people so well and will be a natural team leader.The Sun (2008)
Grief is a powerful feeling, bereavement is as natural a life process as the passing of the seasons.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
That simply means the most natural position for your back.BE YOUR BEST: How Anyone can become Fit, Healthy and Confident (2002)
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'natural' in Other Languages
British English: natural /ˈnætʃrəl; -tʃərəl/ ADJECTIVE
If you say that it is natural for someone to act in a particular way, you mean that it is reasonable in the circumstances.
It is only natural for young people to want excitement.
- American English: natural
- Arabic: طَبِيعِيٌّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: natural
- Chinese: 自然的
- Croatian: prirodan
- Czech: přirozený
- Danish: naturlig
- Dutch: natuurlijk
- European Spanish: natural
- Finnish: luonnollinen
- French: naturel
- German: natürlich
- Greek: φυσικός
- Italian: naturale
- Japanese: 当然の
- Korean: 자연의
- Norwegian: naturlig
- Polish: naturalny
- European Portuguese: natural
- Romanian: natural
- Russian: естественный
- Spanish: natural
- Swedish: naturlig
- Thai: ธรรมชาติ
- Turkish: doğal
- Ukrainian: природний
- Vietnamese: tự nhiên
Translation of natural from the Collins English to French Dictionary