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native
American English: /ˈneɪdɪv/
British English: /ˈneɪtɪv/

Translation of native in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1 1.1 (of or by birth)
    (country/town)
    natal
    (language)
    materno
    his native land
    su patria
    su tierra natal
    a native speaker of English
    un hablante nativo de inglés
    una persona cuya lengua materna es el inglés
    Example sentences
    • He also said that the stolen properties were sent to his native village through his associate for disposal.
    • She also posed for a 1955 painting in which he depicted her wearing the native dress commonly associated with Kahlo.
    • This corps was never involved in the brutalities associated with other native police.
    1.2 (innate)
    (ability/wit/charm)
    innato
    Example sentences
    • Because of that freedom, you can gather the fruits of your labor, develop your native qualities, and gain the respect of others.
    • That's folk wisdom reflective of the depth of native wit and imagination.
    • Similarly, I wonder about textual and traditional derivatives that establish the personification sets/traits that we think of as native qualities of an animal.
  • 2 2.1 (indigenous)
    (plant/animal)
    autóctono
    to be native to something
    ser originario de algo
    it's native to Australia
    es originario de Australia
    Example sentences
    • Both shrub species are native to Germany and are diffuse-porous.
    • By that criterion, more than a dozen long-nosed fly species are native to southern Africa.
    • The species is native to South Africa, but is now widespread in south-western Australia, being especially abundant on roadsides and wasteland.
    2.2 [dated]
    (art/custom)
    autóctono
    indígena
    to go native
    adoptar las costumbres de los nativos or de la gente del país
    Example sentences
    • The book's author is a historian and geologist who writes of the prehistory of the area, its geologic formation, and its native inhabitants.
    • What is most interesting about this movie is the gradual disappearance of native inhabitants and even of the mountain as backdrop.
    • But abstention from meat came naturally to the native inhabitants of India because of the climate.
  • 3 (pure)
    (metal/mineral)
    nativo
    Example sentences
    • Gold most commonly occurs as a pure metal called native gold or as a natural alloy with silver called electrum.
    • Other silver minerals reported were native silver, argentite, freibergite, and hessite.
    • The simplest ore minerals are the native metals in which the mineral is composed of a single element.

noun

  • 1 (referring to place of birth) he is a native of Texas
    es natural or oriundo de Tejas
    she speaks French like a native
    habla (el) francés como una francesa or como si fuera su lengua materna
    Example sentences
    • A native of Leicester, she's now a resident of Düsseldorf from where she runs an ‘assessment and certification’ consultancy.
    • A native of Mission Viejo, his parents were born in Mexico and he fielded questions equally well in Spanish or English.
    • A native of Galway and a resident of Naas, she has become a legend for the hundreds of young people who've passed through the school in that time.
  • 2 (Anthropology) (dated or offensive)
    nativo, (-va) (masculine, feminine)
    indígena (masculine or feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Drunken games of darts in the local were watched by taciturn natives seething with resentment about property prices.
    • Local Kentucky natives are deeply offended, claiming his work denigrates Appalachia and the South.
    • A dashing pith helmet is certain to earn you respect from the local natives.
  • 3 (local) genthe natives [humorous]
    los lugareños
    la gente del lugar
  • 4 (plant, animal) the dingo is a native of Australia
    el dingo es originario de Australia
    Example sentences
    • In Thomas Horton's reign, he pruned back further, replacing with deciduous exotics and natives, including kauri planted in regimental lines.
    • The monk parakeet, a native of South America, has proved itself a hardy settler, able to survive the winter freezes of Chicago and Montreal.
    • A native of southern Africa, the quagga used to occur in vast herds in the Karoo regions of Cape Province and the southern part of Orange Free State.

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