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Pronunciation: /friː/

Translation of free in French:


  • 1 [gen], libre to be free to do être libre de faire to set [sb/sth] free libérer [person] rendre la liberté à [animal]
  • 2
    (also free of charge)
    gratuit/-e ‘admission free’ ‘entrée gratuite’
  • 3to be free with être prodigue de [advice] to be very free with money dépenser sans compter


  • 1 [run, roam] librement, en toute liberté to go free [hostage] être libéré/-e [criminal] circuler en toute liberté


combining form (-free)

  • smoke/sugar-free sans fumée/sucre interest-free sans intérêt

phr (for free)


to have a free hand

avoir carte blanche (in pour)

to be a free agent

pouvoir agir à sa guise

free and easy

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