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10:35 Sep 20, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: au naturel
naked, all natural, used when describling the nude

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naau naturelLouise Atfield
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nanakedNatacha Huot
naNaked, in the nudeJesús Paredes



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Naked, in the nude

Le Robert&Collins Fre-Eng Dictionary; Simon&Schuster's Dictionary.

Jesús Paredes
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5 hrs

Since you can really say "at natural", I would use either the word "nude" or "naked".

Natacha Huot
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19 hrs

Cassell's New French English Dictionary. I cross referenced the term with the similar Italian artistic term;they both mean life-size.
Paola L M
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au naturel

I would leave it in French. Everyone knows what it means, and it is a flavourful, colourful, meaningful expression. But if you want to use an English expression, you already wrote it yourself with "naked" or "nude".

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