자유 – freedom

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자유 means free or freedom. But don’t confuse it with the words that denote $0: 무료 or 공짜.
Where I first learned this word was examine swimming pool schedules – 자유수영 means free swimming, as in the time you can use the pool without being part of a lesson group or swim club.

Below is a snack called 자유시간, meaning ‘free time.’

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