French translation of 'nature'
1. (= the natural world) nature f
to be against nature (= unnatural) être contre nature
to get back to nature revenir à la nature
2. (= essential character) [of thing] nature f
the ambitious nature of the programme la nature ambitieuse du programme
It is the nature of fire to burn. Il est de la nature du feu de brûler.
by its nature (= naturally) de par sa nature même
Trade unions are by their nature conservative. Les syndicats sont conservateurs de par leur nature même.
3. (= kind) nature f
or something of that nature ou quelque chose de cette nature
to be political in nature être de nature politique
These problems are economic in nature. Ces problèmes sont de nature économique.
documents of a confidential nature des documents à caractère confidentiel ⧫ des documents de nature confidentielle
4. (= character, personality) [of person] nature f
in sb’s nature
It was not in her nature to tell lies. Ce n’était pas dans sa nature de dire des mensonges.
by nature par tempérament ⧫ de nature
I am an optimist by nature. Je suis optimiste de nature.
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Example Sentences Including 'nature'
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What distinguishes human from any other animal nature is its ability to be unnatural.Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)
Thus the story evokes the redemptive power of nature.The Friendship: Wordsworth and Coleridge (2006)
You were bound to flounder if you failed to acknowledge the spontaneous nature of the man.Tommy Cooper: Always Leave Them Laughing (2006)
Anyone who lets the surprising nature of life work for them rather than against them is on to a winner.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
If you run a union, you need to think deeply about the nature of your power.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Nature and animals are pretty predictable.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
That's the nature of my life now, and it becomes futile to fight the rumours.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The album may venture into uncharted territory, but it sounds like second nature.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The piece uses a series of burglaries to lay bare the diverse nature of life in a modern city.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The progressive agenda is all about changing the world and human nature to accord with a preferred model of existence.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
There are times when the world of nature conservation lurches dangerously close to lunacy.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
What is the true nature of love?Times, Sunday Times (2014)
But you just get over that barrier and it becomes second nature.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
We must make sure the players understand the nature of what we face.The Sun (2011)
It feels more like a nature programme than a standard cookery course.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The island has long been a marine nature reserve.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The other disturbing thing is the nature of the treatment donors are helping to fund.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
He fails to understand that nature takes care of itself and man is the real problem.The Sun (2016)
He was by nature a shy man who could at times be highly strung.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
That is how things happen in nature.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The first centres on the way nature works.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
This is unusual, because I am not by nature a forgiving person.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
This takes us back to a time when wild nature was not something to be exploited.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
This was the nature of the man.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We do actually have some kind of control over the nature and the quality of those changes.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Yes, there is an abrasive nature to his character.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Nature and nurture act together to tip a person over to act in cruel ways.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Nature notes Very small birds suffer most in icy weather.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
You control nature and provide for all the animals of nature.Christianity Today (2000)
They took those few thousand years to show up in nature.EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man (2002)
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'nature' in Other Languages
British English: nature /ˈneɪtʃə/ NOUN
Nature refers to all the animals, plants, and other things in the world that are not made by people, and all the events and processes that are not caused by people.
These grasses grow wild in nature.
- American English: nature
- Arabic: طَبِيعَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: natureza
- Chinese: 自然
- Croatian: priroda
- Czech: příroda
- Danish: natur
- Dutch: natuur
- European Spanish: naturaleza
- Finnish: luonto
- French: nature
- German: Natur
- Greek: φύση
- Italian: natura
- Japanese: 自然
- Korean: 자연
- Norwegian: natur
- Polish: natura
- European Portuguese: natureza
- Romanian: natură
- Russian: природа
- Spanish: naturaleza
- Swedish: natur
- Thai: ธรรมชาติ
- Turkish: doğa
- Ukrainian: природа
- Vietnamese: tự nhiên
Translation of nature from the Collins English to French Dictionary