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"Free" is an adjective which is often translated as "gratis", and "task" is a noun which is often translated as "la tarea". Learn more about the difference between "free" and "task" below.
free(
fri
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (without charge)
a. gratis
Shipping is free with that company.El envío es gratis a través de esa empresa.
b. gratuito
Would you like to try a free sample?¿Le gustaría probar una muestra gratuita?
2. (at liberty)
a. libre
He was in prison, but now he's free.Estuvo en la cárcel, pero ahora es libre.
3. (vacant)
a. libre
Do you know if this port-a-potty is free?¿Sabes si está libre este baño químico?
b. desocupado
This seat is free, if you'd like to sit.Este asiento está desocupado, si quiere sentarse.
4. (available)
a. libre
I'm afraid I'm not free on Monday. Is Tuesday convenient for you?Me temo que no estoy libre el lunes. ¿Le conviene el martes?
5. (generous)
a. generoso
He is always very free with his time and resources.Siempre es muy generoso con su tiempo y sus recursos.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
6. (without charge)
a. gratis
We will deliver your food for free.Entregaremos su comida de gratis.
7. (without restriction)
a. libremente
We saw a herd of wild horses running free across the plain.Vimos una manada de caballos cimarrones corriendo libremente por la llanura.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to liberate)
a. liberar
All prisoners were freed from their chains.Liberaron a todos los prisioneros de sus cadenas.
b. soltar
Activists freed the chimps from their cages.Activistas soltaron los chimpancés de sus jaulas.
9. (to relieve)
a. librar
The mayor promised to free the city from the gang violence that had plagued it.El alcalde prometió librar la ciudad de la violencia pandillera que la había plagado.
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task(
tahsk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (job)
a. la tarea
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I have a list of tasks that I need to complete today.Tengo una lista de tareas que necesito completar hoy.
2. (duty)
a. el deber
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
As a manager, she is responsible for a lot of daily tasks.Como gerente, ella es responsable de muchos deberes diarios.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to assign a task to)
a. asignar
I was tasked with getting decorations for the party.Fui asignado a conseguir las decoraciones para la fiesta.
b. encargar
My boss tasked me with writing a glossary.Mi jefe me encargó escribir un glosario.
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