I'm free!

 I'd like to start a 3 part series on the word 'free'.

It has many meanings, but I will just introduce three which are useful to know for everyday conversation.

 

This week's phrase is "I'm free". 

 

Generally it means with constraints or restrictions.

For example:

"The criminal was free after 3 years in prison."

 

However, in everyday conversation, you can use it to talk about your schedule and plans.

For example:

"I'm free this weekend. Do you want to go for dinner?"

 

日本語解説:

Freeには色んな意味があるので、日常会話でよく使うパターン3種類を紹介します。

今回は、スケジュールについて、『(時間が)空いている』という使い方です。