Naturally in different languages

Naturally in Different Languages

Discover 'Naturally' in 134 Languages: Dive into Translations, Hear Pronunciations, and Uncover Cultural Insights.

Updated on March 6, 2024

The word 'naturally' holds a special place in our vocabulary, denoting something that occurs or is done without conscious effort or intervention. It's a concept deeply ingrained in our understanding of the world, from the natural processes that govern our environment to the innate abilities that define us as individuals. 'Naturally' also carries significant cultural weight, often used to express authenticity and tradition in various societies.

Moreover, the word 'naturally' has fascinating historical contexts. For instance, in ancient philosophies, 'nature' was seen as a guiding force, and understanding it was crucial to living a good life. This perspective has influenced modern thought, where 'naturally' is used to convey ideas of sustainability and eco-friendliness.

Given its significance and cultural importance, you might be interested in knowing the translations of 'naturally' in different languages. Here are a few examples:

  • French: naturellement
  • Spanish: naturalmente
  • German: natürlich
  • Italian: naturalmente
  • Chinese: 自然地 (zì rán de)


Naturally in Sub-Saharan African Languages

The Afrikaans word "natuurlik" is derived from the Dutch word "natuurlijk", which means "natural" or "of course."
Hausata halitta
The word "ta halitta" is derived from the Arabic word "tahlīt" meaning "creation" or "nature".
The word "ndammana" can also refer to "spontaneously" or "of its own accord" in Igbo.
Malagasymazava ho
The Malagasy word "mazava ho" is derived from the Bantu word "zawa," meaning "natural state" or "essence."
Nyanja (Chichewa)mwachilengedwe
"Mwachilengedwe" derives from the word "chilengedwe," which means "creation," and can also mean "as it was originally made" or "in its natural state."
The word "zvakasikwa" comes from the root "-sika-," which means "to be born" or "to come into existence."
Somalidabiici ahaan
The word "dabiici ahaan" can also mean "normally" or "usually".
Sesothoka tlhaho
The Sesotho word "ka tlhaho" (naturally) also refers to the essence of something, or its inherent nature.
Kawaida also means "an established custom or practice" from the Arabic "qawada" meaning "to establish."
The Xhosa word "ngokwendalo" also means "in accordance with one's nature" or "inherently".
Yorubanipa ti ara
'Nipa ti ara' can also mean 'by oneself' in Yoruba.
The Zulu word ngokwemvelo, meaning “naturally,” is also the name of an a capella group from South Africa.
Bambaraa dacogo la
Ewele dzɔdzɔme nu
Lingalana ndenge ya bomoto
Lugandamu butonde
Sepedika tlhago
Twi (Akan)wɔ awosu mu

Naturally in North African & Middle Eastern Languages

Arabicبطبيعة الحال
Derived from the root word 'طبيع', it holds various meanings depending on context including, 'natural', 'common' or 'inherent'.
Hebrewבאופן טבעי
באופן טבעי translates to "by default" as well as "naturally" in Hebrew.
Pashtoپه طبیعي ډول
Arabicبطبيعة الحال
Derived from the root word 'طبيع', it holds various meanings depending on context including, 'natural', 'common' or 'inherent'.

Naturally in Western European Languages

The Albanian word "natyrshëm" derives from the Proto-Albanian word "*nāturāl-e" and shares the same root as the Latin "nātūra" (nature).
The Basque word "naturalki" is derived from the Latin "naturalis" and is also used to mean "of course" or "obviously."
The word "naturalment" in Catalan can also mean "of course" or "obviously."
"Prirodno" can mean "naturally" and "organic" in Croatian, "indigenous" in Serbian, and "natural" and "innately" in Slovenian.
Naturligt comes from the word natur, which stems from Latin and means nature, and -ligt, which means like, so it literally means 'like nature'.
Dutchvan nature
The word "van nature" in Dutch is translated as "naturally" in English. Its etymology goes back to the Middle Dutch word "nature" meaning "birth, origin, characteristic" and the preposition "van" meaning "of, from". Thus, "van nature" literally means "of nature" or "of natural origin". In modern Dutch, it is used as an adverb to mean "naturally" or "by nature". Synonymous adverbs include "inheirent" and "eigen".
The word "naturally" also means "of course" or "as expected"
The word "naturellement" in French can also mean "of course" or "obviously".
The word "fansels" in Frisian can also mean "in its entirety" or "completely".
In Galician, "naturalmente" can also mean "evidently" or "of course."
The German word "natürlich" goes back to 1180-1200 as Mittelhochdeutsch "natürlîch" ("in natural sequence") originally a religious term.
The word "náttúrulega" in Icelandic stems from the word "náttúra" which means nature, and its meaning is therefore influenced by the concept of nature.
Irishgo nádúrtha
Go nádúrtha is sometimes pronounced "go na dtuir," which literally means "of the waters" in Irish (similar to "in nature").
"Naturalmente" can also mean "obviously" or "of course" in Italian.
In the old spelling, 'natierlech' was often written as 'natirlech', which means 'nature-like' and is more similar to the German 'natürlich'.
Malteseb'mod naturali
The phrase "b'mod naturali" is not etymologically related to "natural" and is more literally translated to “in natural fashion".
Naturlig can also refer to something that is plain, simple, or unadorned.
Portuguese (Portugal, Brazil)naturalmente
The Portuguese word "naturalmente" can also mean "of course" or "obviously".
Scots Gaelicgu nàdarra
"Naturalmente" in Spanish has a variety of meanings, including "naturally," "of course," "logically," and "obviously."
In archaic contexts, "naturligtvis" also translates as "of course" and "obviously."
Welshyn naturiol
"Yn naturiol" means "by nature", "inherently", "of course" or "spontaneously" in Welsh, but derives from a word meaning "native" or "of one's own".

Naturally in Eastern European Languages

In Belarusian, "натуральна" can also refer to a person who is not affected by alcohol.
Prirodno, which is Bosnian for naturally, also means 'of or belonging to nature'.
The Bulgarian word "естествено" can also mean "according to nature" or "by nature"
Přirozeně, meaning 'of course', developed in Czech from meaning 'legitimate' and 'innate'.
Loomuliku ('naturally') on sugulane loomusele, mis tähistab karakteri, olemuse või temperamendi sisemist jõudu, omadust või eripära
Luonnollisesti derives from "luonto" (nature), but it can also mean "of course" or "as a matter of fact"}
The word "természetesen" can also mean "of course" or "obviously" in Hungarian.
The word "dabiski" is likely derived from the Proto-Baltic root *dab-, meaning "fit" or "proper"
The word "natūraliai" also means "by nature" or "inherently".
The word "природно" can also mean "inherently" or "by nature".
In Polish, the word "naturalnie" is not only used in the sense of "as one might expect," but also in the sense of "of course" or "certainly"
"Natural" (Romanian: "natural") can mean "genuine" or "spontaneous," and can be used to refer to something that is not artificial or forced.
The word "естественно" can also mean "of course" or "obviously"}
The word "природно" can also mean "according to nature" or "by nature".
"Prirodzene" can also mean "by birth" or "by nature".
The word "seveda" is related to the words "védeti" (to know) and "veda" (knowledge), which suggests that it originally meant "of course" or "obviously".
The word "природно" in Ukrainian can also mean "obviously" or "of course".

Naturally in South Asian Languages

Derived from the Sanskrit word "स्वाभाविक" (svabhavika), meaning "by nature" or "innate".
Gujaratiકુદરતી રીતે
Hindiसहज रूप में
The word "सहज रूप में" may also mean "with ease" or "effortlessly" in Hindi.
"ನೈಸರ್ಗಿಕವಾಗಿ" is derived from the Sanskrit word "निसर्ग" (nisarga), meaning "nature" or "birth". It can also mean "without any artificial or external influence" or "in accordance with the laws of nature".
"नैसर्गिकरित्या" comes from the Sanskrit word "नैसर्गिको" (naisargeeko) meaning "of nature."
Nepaliप्राकृतिक रूपमा
"प्राकृतिक रूपमा" also means "in the natural state; without any artificial or human modification" in Nepali.
Sinhala (Sinhalese)ස්වාභාවිකවම
"సహజంగా" is derived from the Sanskrit word "सहज" (sahaja), meaning "innate" or "inherent."
Urduقدرتی طور پر
The Urdu word "قدرتی طور پر" translates to "naturally" in English and has an alternate meaning of "by nature".

Naturally in East Asian Languages

Chinese (Simplified)自然
"自然" can also mean "the universe", "nature", "the world", "things that exist in nature" and "one's inherent qualities or nature".
Chinese (Traditional)自然
In its original Chinese, 自然 (zìrán) is a compound of "self" and "so," and thus connotes a sense of spontaneity and effortless flow.
Originally written as '當然而然' or '當然而り', '当然' was also used with an additional implication of inevitability and appropriateness as well as the modern day meaning.
"당연히" can also refer to "of course."
The word "байгалийн" in Mongolian also has the meaning of "inherently" or "innately".
Myanmar (Burmese)သဘာဝကျကျ

Naturally in South East Asian Languages

Indonesiantentu saja
The phrase 'tentu saja' also functions as a polite way to express strong agreement or certainty about something.
"Lumrahe" can mean either "naturally" or "generally" depending on its position in the sentence.
This term can also mean "as is" or "in its raw state" in Lao.
Malaysecara semula jadi
The word "secara semula jadi" literally means "by itself" or "in its original form".
ตามธรรมชาติ (ตาม+ธรรมชาติ) literally means 'following nature', alluding to the idea of conformity to the laws of nature.
Vietnamesemột cách tự nhiên
Một cách tự nhiên is also a slang phrase that means "by chance" or "incidentally".
Filipino (Tagalog)natural

Naturally in Central Asian Languages

Azerbaijanitəbii olaraq
"Tabii olaraq" is also a common phrase used to express agreement or acceptance, especially in informal conversations. It can be translated as "sure," "of course," or "naturally."
Kazakhтабиғи түрде
The Kazakh word "табиғи түрде" can also mean "by nature" or "inherently".
The Kyrgyz word "табигый" has Turkic origins and is related to words like "tabiat" and "tabiatlı" in Turkish, which all mean "nature".
The word "табиатан" is derived from the Persian word "طبیعت" (tabiat), which means "nature" or "natural disposition".
Uzbektabiiy ravishda
The word "tabiiy ravishda" can also mean "of course" or "self-evidently" in Uzbek.

Naturally in Pacific Languages

The word "kūlohelohe" can also refer to something that is gentle, soft, or tender.
Maorimāori noa
"Māori noa" is a phrase from the Māori language used to describe the
Samoanmasani ai
Masani means "natural" and "by itself" while ai refers to "the state of being". Together, the phrase "masani ai" can mean "by its own nature" or "inherently".
Tagalog (Filipino)natural
Natural, when used as a Tagalog adjective, means "innate," "unnatural," or "unripe."

Naturally in American Indigenous Languages

Aymaranatural ukhama

Naturally in International Languages

In Esperanto, the word "nature" also has the meanings of birth and descent.
The word "naturally" originates from the Latin word "naturalis," which means "by nature," and has additional meanings including "legitimate," "normal," and "proper."

Naturally in Others Languages

The word "Φυσικά" in Greek can also mean "of course" or "obviously".
Hmonglawm xwb
The word "lawm xwb" can also refer to the natural world or environment.
Xuriste, meaning naturally in Kurdish, is similar to and may derive from the Arabic and Persian word "khud" (self)
Turkishdoğal olarak
The Turkish word "doğal olarak" can also mean "by default" or "by nature", depending on the context.
The Xhosa word "ngokwendalo" also means "in accordance with one's nature" or "inherently".
The Yiddish word "געוויינטלעך" (geveyntlekh) is derived from the Old High German word "gewonlîcho," which means "habitual" or "usual."
The Zulu word ngokwemvelo, meaning “naturally,” is also the name of an a capella group from South Africa.
Aymaranatural ukhama
Bhojpuriस्वाभाविक बा कि
Dhivehiގުދުރަތީ ގޮތުންނެވެ
Dogriस्वाभाविक रूप च
Filipino (Tagalog)natural
Ilocanonatural ngamin
Krionatin nɔ de fɔ du am
Kurdish (Sorani)بە شێوەیەکی سروشتی
Maithiliस्वाभाविक रूप स
Meiteilon (Manipuri)ꯃꯍꯧꯁꯥꯒꯤ ꯑꯣꯏꯕꯥ ꯃꯑꯣꯡꯗꯥ꯫
Mizonatural takin a awm
Odia (Oriya)ସ୍ natural ାଭାବିକ ଭାବରେ |
Tigrinyaብተፈጥሮኣዊ መንገዲ
Tsongahi ntumbuluko

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