\'au naturel\'

English translation: "...in nature's garb" is WONDERFUL --

04:27 Sep 29, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
French term or phrase: \'au naturel\'
to be used in the context of being nude in a japanese hot spa.
hooper
English translation:"...in nature's garb" is WONDERFUL --
Explanation:
I haven't seen this phrase in print in a looooonng time, but it's perfect for the refined ambience of a Japanese bath. Brava!
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Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 03:11
Grading comment
Thanks for the assurance that I have used the word in the right context. I don't speak French - I can't recall where I have seen the phrase, but I'm glad it is tucked some where in my memory. I'm in the process of putting together a monthly tours booklet, and want to be doubly sure on the usage before it goes to print.
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Summary of answers provided
naJust curious
Evert DELOOF-SYS
naas naked/nude/free as the day you were born
Graham Clark
na"...in nature's garb" is WONDERFUL --
Heathcliff
naNUDE or NAKED
Derek Johnson
nain nature's garb
Evert DELOOF-SYS


  

Answers


4 mins
in nature's garb


Explanation:
au naturel : 'in nature's garb' or 'in the nude' or 'in one's birthday suit'...

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 12:11
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 287
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6 mins
NUDE or NAKED


Explanation:
I have not seen the actual sentence that it's being used in, but simply as the word nude or naked.

Derek Johnson
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:11
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50 mins
"...in nature's garb" is WONDERFUL --


Explanation:
I haven't seen this phrase in print in a looooonng time, but it's perfect for the refined ambience of a Japanese bath. Brava!

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 03:11
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 953
Grading comment
Thanks for the assurance that I have used the word in the right context. I don't speak French - I can't recall where I have seen the phrase, but I'm glad it is tucked some where in my memory. I'm in the process of putting together a monthly tours booklet, and want to be doubly sure on the usage before it goes to print.
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2 hrs
as naked/nude/free as the day you were born


Explanation:
All of the above are excellent translations, but how about this one?

Graham Clark
Local time: 12:11
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4 hrs
Just curious


Explanation:
If my answer 'in nature's garb' is so wonderful, then why do the Kudoz-points go to someone else ?

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 12:11
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 287
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