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American English: /ˈfridəm/
British English: /ˈfriːdəm/

Translation of freedom in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 uncountable and countable (liberty) freedom of speech/religion/the press
    libertad de expresión/culto(s)/prensa
    freedom of action/movement
    libertad de acción/movimientos
    freedom of movement of labour
    libertad de movimiento del trabajo
    freedom of conscience
    1.2 uncountable (independence, scope) I like the freedom of having a car
    me gusta la libertad que te da (tener) un coche
    journalists had complete editorial freedom
    los periodistas tenían carta blanca en materia editorial
    the freedom of her prose
    lo libre de su prosa
    Example sentences
    • As usual, those in the pay of the pesticide industry presume to speak on behalf of freedom of choice and a balanced approach.
    • Violence or intimidation against the media could hamper press freedom and eventually deprive the public of its right to information.
    • In recent years, examples of media abuses of press freedom have been common.
    1.3 uncountablefreedom from somethingthe plan guarantees freedom from financial worries
    el plan le garantiza un futuro libre de preocupaciones económicas
    its freedom from side effects is unproven
    no se ha demostrado si tiene o no tiene efectos secundarios
  • 2 2.1 uncountable (frankness) to speak with complete freedom
    hablar con toda or plena libertad
    2.2 uncountable and countable (familiarity) he behaved with too much freedom towards his superiors
    trataba a sus superiores con demasiada familiaridad
    se tomaba demasiadas libertades con sus superiores
    Example sentences
    • They think that they can make themselves as agreeable to the men as their successful rivals, by adopting the same style and allowing the same freedom of conversation.
    • I talked a great deal to him with the freedom I have long used to him on this and on other subjects.
    • We were surprised to find an openness and freedom between us we hadn't experienced before.
  • 3 uncountable (rights of use or access) the freedom of the seas
    la libertad de los mares
    freedom of information
    (libre acceso del ciudadano a la información contenida en los archivos gubernamentales)
    he was given the freedom of the city
    le entregaron las llaves de la ciudad
    they gave her the freedom of their house
    pusieron la casa a su entera disposición

Cultural Note: Freedom of Information Act - FOIA

En EEUU es la ley que permite el libre acceso a información que el gobierno posea sobre una persona u organización, lo que suele ser de gran utilidad para los periodistas. Para obtenerlo se debe presentar una solicitud en la que se especifiquen los documentos que se desean ver. Se excluyen algunos archivos e información relacionados con la seguridad nacional, la vida privada de los ciudadanos o que su revelación contravenga el secreto comercial.

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