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"Freely" is an adverb which is often translated as "libremente", and "knowingly" is an adverb which is often translated as "a sabiendas". Learn more about the difference between "freely" and "knowingly" below.
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (without restriction)
a. libremente
The former agent is allowed to move freely about, but he remains under constant surveillance.El exagente puede circular libremente, pero permanece bajo vigilancia constante.
2. (generously)
a. copiosamente (flow)
There was lots of food at the wedding, and the wine flowed freely.Había mucha comida en la boda, y el vino fluía copiosamente.
b. a manos llenas
Her father used to spend his money freely in helping those in need.Su padre solía gastar dinero a manos llenas para ayudar a quienes lo necesitaban.
3. (voluntarily)
a. de buen grado
The knight freely laid his sword at the feet of the victor.El caballero dejó de buen grado su espada a los pies del vencedor.
4. (without inhibition)
a. con libertad
"Let's find a more private place where we can speak freely," whispered the mole."Busquemos un lugar con más privacidad donde podamos hablar con libertad", dijo el infiltrado.
5. (loosely)
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This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
She lent me a book of French poetry freely translated into English.Me prestó un libro de poesía francesa traducido en versión libre al inglés.
They adapted the novel so freely that you can hardly recognize it in the film.La adaptación de la novela es tan libre que apenas se reconoce en la película.
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knowingly
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (intentionally)
a. a sabiendas
The company knowingly sold defective products.La empresa vendía productos defectuosos a sabiendas.
2. (in a conspiratorial way)
a. con complicidad
Marie grinned at me knowingly as she explained to the others what was going to happen.Marie me sonrió con complicidad mientras explicaba a los demás lo que iba a pasar.
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