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free /fɹiː/
  • software: with very few limitations on distribution or improvement
  • unobstructed
  • without
frei fʁaɪ̯
free /fɹiː/
  • not imprisoned
  • unconstrained
  • without obligations
frei fʁaɪ̯
ungebunden
free /fɹiː/
  • not in use
frei fʁaɪ̯
unbesetzt
free /fɹiː/ befreit
entlassen
frei von
free /fɹiː/
  • make free
befreien bəˈfʁaɪ̯ən
freisetzen ˈfʁaɪ̯ˌzɛt͡sn̩
free /fɹiː/
  • abbreviation of free kick
Freistoss
free of charge
  • not requiring any payment - adjective
gratis ˈɡʁaːtɪs
frei fʁaɪ̯
kostenlos ˈkɔstn̩loːs
kostenfrei ˈkɔstn̩ˌfʁaɪ̯
umsonst
for free
  • without paying
gratis ˈɡʁaːtɪs
kostenlos ˈkɔstn̩loːs
free time
  • time that can be spent on one's own activities rather than work
die Freizeit (Pl.: die Freizeiten) {f} ˈfʁaɪ̯ˌt͡saɪ̯t
alcohol-free
  • containing no alcohol
alkoholfrei alkoˈhoːlfʁaɪ̯, ˈalkohoːlfʁaɪ̯
scot-free /ˌskɑtˈfɹi/, /ˌskɒtˈfɹi/
  • free of scot; free of tax
steuerfrei
scot-free /ˌskɑtˈfɹi/, /ˌskɒtˈfɹi/
  • without consequences or penalties
staffrei
ungeschoren
ungestraft
duty-free
  • exempt from duty, especially customs
zollfrei ˈt͡sɔlfʁaɪ̯
abgabenfrei ˈapɡaːbn̩fʁaɪ̯
free speech /fɹiː.spiːtʃ/
  • right to express an opinion in public
die Redefreiheit (Pl.: <div> — </div>) {f} ˈʁeːdəˌfʁaɪ̯haɪ̯t
freie Meinungsäußerung
free kick
  • kick played without interference of opposition
der Freistoß (Pl.: die Freistöße) {m} ˈfʁaɪ̯ˌʃtoːs
tax-free
  • exempt from taxation
abgabenfrei ˈapɡaːbn̩fʁaɪ̯
zollfrei ˈt͡sɔlfʁaɪ̯
gluten-free
  • containing no gluten
glutenfrei ɡluˈteːnˌfʁaɪ̯
free state
  • political entity whose political status is less than that of a fully sovereign nation-state
der Freistaat (Pl.: die Freistaaten) {m} ˈfʁaɪ̯ˌʃtaːt
free trade
  • trade free from government interference
der Freihandel (Pl.: <div> — </div>) {m} ˈfʁaɪ̯ˌhandl̩
die Handelsfreiheit (Pl.: <div> — </div>) {f} ˈhandl̩sˌfʁaɪ̯haɪ̯t
freier Handel
lead-free
  • containing no lead
  • petroleum: containing no tetraethyl lead; unleaded
bleifrei ˈblaɪ̯ˌfʁaɪ̯
-free
  • free from; without
-frei fʁaɪ̯
sugar-free
  • not containing sugar
zuckerfrei ˈt͡sʊkɐˌfʁaɪ̯
snow-free
  • not covered by snow
schneefrei ˈʃneːˌfʁaɪ̯
free trade area
  • region of unrestricted trade
die Freihandelszone (Pl.: die Freihandelszonen) {f} ˈfʁaɪ̯handl̩sˌt͡soːnə
wrinkle-free
  • without wrinkles
faltenfrei ˈfaltn̩ˌfʁaɪ̯
faltenlos
knitterfrei ˈknɪtɐˌfʁaɪ̯
free climbing
  • rock climbing without aid
das Freeclimbing (Pl.: <div> — </div>) {n} ˈfʁiːˌklaɪ̯mɪŋ
Freiklettern
smoke-free
  • reserved for non-smokers
rauchfrei ˈʁaʊ̯xˌfʁaɪ̯
visa-free
  • not requiring a visa
visumfrei ˈviːzʊmˌfʁaɪ̯
free spirit
  • nonconformist
der Freigeist (Pl.: die Freigeister) {m} ˈfʁaɪ̯ˌɡaɪ̯st
free morpheme
  • type of morpheme
freies Morphem {n} ˈfʁaɪ̯ə mɔʁˈfeːmə, ˈfʁaɪ̯əs mɔʁˈfeːm
context-free
  • linguistics, formal language: which can be decided by a pushdown automaton or a context-free grammar
kontextfrei ˈkɔntɛkstˌfʁaɪ̯
GM-free gentechnikfrei ˈɡeːntɛçnɪkˌfʁaɪ̯
free-for-all /ˈfɹiːfəɹɔːl/, /ˈfɹiːfɚɔːl/
  • chaos
das Durcheinander (Pl.: die Durcheinander) {n} ˌdʊʁçʔaɪ̯ˈnandɐ, ˈdʊʁçʔaɪ̯ˌnandɐ
trouble-free reibungslos ˈʁaɪ̯bʊŋsˌloːs
setting free die Befreiung (Pl.: die Befreiungen) {f} bəˈfʁaɪ̯ʊŋ
free of cost kostenfrei ˈkɔstn̩ˌfʁaɪ̯
free of snow aper ˈaːpɐ
postage-free versandkostenfrei fɛɐ̯ˈzantkɔstn̩ˌfʁaɪ̯
free port der Freihafen (Pl.: die Freihäfen) {m} ˈfʁaɪ̯ˌhaːfn̩
toll-free mautfrei ˈmaʊ̯tˌfʁaɪ̯
cost-free kostenfrei ˈkɔstn̩ˌfʁaɪ̯
post-free portofrei ˈpɔʁtoˌfʁaɪ̯
free beer das Freibier (Pl.: die Freibiere) {n} ˈfʁaɪ̯ˌbiːɐ̯
free ware die Freeware (Pl.: die Freewares) {f}
trouble-free
  • without trouble
banal baˈnaːl
free throw der Freiwurf (Pl.: die Freiwürfe) {m} ˈfʁaɪ̯ˌvʊʁf
free rider der Trittbrettfahrer (Pl.: die Trittbrettfahrer) {m} ˈtʁɪtbʁɛtˌfaːʁɐ
free-range frei laufend ˈfʁaɪ̯ˌlaʊ̯fn̩t
leave free frei lassen ˈfʁaɪ̯ ˌlasn̩
free corps das Freikorps (Pl.: die Freikorps) {n} ˈfʁaɪ̯ˌkoːɐ̯, ˈfʁaɪ̯ˌkoːɐ̯s
cloud-free wolkenfrei ˈvɔlkn̩ˌfʁaɪ̯
frost-free frostfrei ˈfʁɔstfʁaɪ̯
caffeine-free
  • containing no caffeine
entkoffeiniert
free rein
  • the absence of constraints
der Blankoscheck (Pl.: die Blankoschecks) {m} ˈblaŋkoˌʃɛk
free period die Freistunde (Pl.: die Freistunden) {f} ˈfʁaɪ̯ˌʃtʊndə
free estate die Quote (Pl.: die Quoten) {f} ˈkvoːtə
Free County die Franche-Comté (Pl.: <div> — </div>) fʁɑ̃ʃkõˈte
free church die Freikirche (Pl.: die Freikirchen) {f} ˈfʁaɪ̯ˌkɪʁçə
free-liver
  • one given to indulgence in eating and drinking
der Gourmet (Pl.: die Gourmets) {m} ɡʊʁˈmɛ, ɡʊʁˈmeː
set free
  • release, free, give freedom to
frei machen
free will
  • ability to choose one's actions
freier Wille
free software
  • software that can be freely copied and modified
freie Software
free market
  • type of market
freie Markt
fat-free
  • not containing fat
fettfrei
interest-free
  • not charging interest
zinsfrei
direct free kick
  • soccer
direkter Freistoß
free variable
  • variable that is not bound to a storage location
freie Variable
Orange Free State
  • former province of South Africa
Oranjefreistaat
indirect free kick
  • soccer
indirekter Freistoß
context-free grammar
  • formal grammar
kontextfreie Grammatik
free love
  • practice of sexual intercourse without the restraints of marriage or commitment
freie Liebe
free-diving
  • any of various aquatic disciplines
Apnoetauchen
free imperial city
  • self-ruling city within the Holy Roman Empire subordinate only to the emperor
Freie Reichsstadt
GNU Free Documentation License GNU-Lizenz für freie Dokumentation
Free City of Danzig
  • former sovereign state
Freie Stadt Danzig
Jew-free
  • free of Jews
judenfrei
ad-free werbefrei ˈvɛʁbəˌfʁaɪ̯
commercial-free werbefrei ˈvɛʁbəˌfʁaɪ̯
free-tailed bat die Bulldoggfledermaus (Pl.: die Bulldoggfledermäuse) {f}
advertising-free werbefrei ˈvɛʁbəˌfʁaɪ̯
free first issue die Nullnummer (Pl.: die Nullnummern) {f} ˈnʊlˌnʊmɐ
free of forwarding costs versandkostenfrei fɛɐ̯ˈzantkɔstn̩ˌfʁaɪ̯
free-fall bomb die Freifallbombe (Pl.: die Freifallbomben) {f} ˈfʁaɪ̯falˌbɔmbə
duty-free shop der Duty-free-Shop (Pl.: die Duty-free-Shops) {m} ˈdjuːtiˌfʁiːʃɔp
free of all charges franko ˈfʁaŋko
Free piston engine die Freikolbenmaschine (Pl.: die Freikolbenmaschinen) {f} ˈfʁaɪ̯kɔlbn̩maˌʃiːnə
on a free transfer ablösefrei ˈapløːzəˌfʁaɪ̯
accident-free unfallfrei ˈʊnfalˌfʁaɪ̯
nicotine-free nikotinfrei nikoˈtiːnfʁaɪ̯
free trade agreement das Freihandelsabkommen (Pl.: die Freihandelsabkommen) {n} ˈfʁaɪ̯handl̩sˌʔapkɔmən
feel free
  • idiomatic, with to-infinitive
können ˈkœnən
toll-free
  • free to use
gebührenfrei ɡəˈbyːʁənˌfʁaɪ̯
free-range
  • pertaining to animals that are allowed to roam freely
frei fʁaɪ̯
Deutsch English
der Duty-free-Shop (Pl.: die Duty-free-Shops) {m} ˈdjuːtiˌfʁiːʃɔp
  • Geschäft in Flughäfen, in dem man zollfrei einkaufen kann
duty-free shop
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