Quick answer
"Disponible" is an adjective which is often translated as "available", and "libre" is an adjective which is often translated as "free". Learn more about the difference between "disponible" and "libre" below.
disponible(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unoccupied)
a. available
Si estás disponible, ¿podemos hablar de mi horario?If you're available, can we talk about my schedule?
b. free
Hay tres asientos disponibles cerca de la ventana.There are three free seats close to the window.
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libre(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (at liberty)
a. free
Soy libre; puedo dormir hasta mediodía si quiero.I'm free; I can sleep until noon if I feel like it.
2. (time)
a. spare (extra)
Me gusta ir a conciertos en mi tiempo libre.I like to go to concerts in my spare time.
b. free (unscheduled)
¿Estás libre? Quisiera hablar contigo.Are you free? I'd like to talk to you.
3. (not occupied)
a. vacant
El departamento quedará libre para finales del mes de diciembre.The apartment will be vacant around the end of December.
b. free
¿Está libre esta silla, señor?Is this chair free, sir?
4. (without cost)
a. free
Esos libros son libres. Puedes llevarte los que quieras.Those books are free. You can take as many as you like.
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