freely
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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)
a.
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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freely
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (to give, speak)
a. libremente
to be freely availableencontrarse fácilmente
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freely [ˈfriːlɪ]
adverb
1 (unrestrictedly) libremente; con libertad
they cannot move freely about the country no pueden viajar libremente or con libertad por el país; you may come and go freely puedes ir y venir libremente or con toda libertad; you use that word a little too freely usas esa palabra con demasiada libertad; the hens are allowed to roam freely las gallinas pueden deambular sueltas or en libertad
let your arms hang down freely
to be freely available ser fácil de conseguir; conseguirse con facilidad
drugs were as freely available then as they are now
2 (openly) [+speak] con toda libertad; francamente
can I speak freely? he spoke quite freely about his experience of torture A psychologist will encourage her to talk freely
3 (willingly) de buen grado
the contract was freely entered into el contrato se firmó de buen grado; I freely admit I was wrong soy el primero en admitir que estaba equivocado
all the information he gave was freely given
4 (generously) [+give] generosamente; con liberalidad; [+flow] copiosamente
he gave freely of his time they have given freely of their time in support of our cause
he spent his money freely gastaba el dinero con liberalidad or a manos llenas; the wine flowed freely el vino fluía copiosamente
he was bleeding freely from the mouth he was panting and perspiring freely the tears flowed freely down her cheeks food, shelter, comfort, and advice were freely given Joyce uses makeup freely
5 (loosely) [+translate] libremente
he has freely adapted the original ha hecho una adaptación libre del original
freely translated, this means...
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