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1) (the physical world, eg trees, plants, animals, mountains, rivers etc, or the power which made them: the beauty of nature; the forces of nature; the study of nature.) natur(en)
2) (the qualities born in a person; personality: She has a generous nature.) natur
3) (quality; what something is or consists of: What is the nature of your work?) art, type, beskaffenhet
4) (a kind, type etc: bankers and other people of that nature.) slag, type
- in the nature of
subst. \/ˈneɪtʃə\/
1) natur
football is against my nature
fotball strider mot min natur
2) naturen
nature will have its right
naturen vil hevde sin rett
3) (personlig holdning) vesen, karakter, natur, beskaffenhet
I admire her kind nature
jeg beundrer hennes vennlige vesen
he is of a cheerful nature
han har et muntert vesen
it is not in my nature
det er ikke naturlig for meg
it is in the nature of things
det ligger i sakens natur
4) art, slag, sort, type
knives, forks and other things of this nature
kniver, gafler og andre ting av denne typen
5) lynne, legning
by nature av natur
she is kind by nature
hun er vennlig av natur
ease nature gjøre sitt fornødne
from nature (kunst) etter naturen
I have drawn it from nature
jeg har tegnet det etter naturen
in nature's garb i Adams\/Evas drakt, naken
be in the nature of ha karakter av, være liketydende med
this trip is in the nature of work
denne turen har karakter av arbeid
something in the nature of noe i stil med, noe slags

English-Norwegian dictionary. 2013.


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