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A n
1 (person) as an actress, she's a natural c'est une actrice née ; he's a natural for the role of Hamlet il est fait pour jouer Hamlet ;
2 Mus (sign) bécarre m ; (note) note f naturelle ;
3 (simpleton) imbécile mf.
B adj
1 (not artificial or man-made) [phenomenon, force, disaster, harbour, light, resources, process, progression, beauty, material, food] naturel/-elle ; the natural world le monde naturel ; in its natural state à l'état naturel ;
2 (usual, normal) naturel/-elle, normal ; it's natural to do/to be c'est normal de faire/d'être ; it's natural for sb to do c'est normal que qn fasse ; the natural thing to do would be to protest la chose la plus normale serait de protester ; it's only natural c'est tout à fait naturel ; it's not natural! ce n'est pas normal! ; to die of natural causes mourir de mort naturelle or de sa belle mort ; death from natural causes Jur mort naturelle ; for the rest of one's natural life Jur à vie ;
3 (innate) [gift, talent, emotion, trait] inné ; [artist, professional, storyteller] né ; [affinity] naturel/-elle ; a natural advantage (of person, party, country) un atout ;
4 (unaffected) [person, manner] simple, naturel/-elle ; try and look more natural essaie d'avoir l'air plus naturel ;
5 (actual, real) [parent] naturel/-elle ; (illegitimate) [child] naturel/-elle ;
6 Mus naturel/-elle ; natural horn cor m d'harmonie.

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