Does "免费" mean "free" when we are talking about price? Or is it like "freedom"?


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"免费" means "free of charge".

"免" means "exempt" or "no".

"费" means "costs" or "fees".

"smoke free" or "smoking-free" means "不可吸烟", "无烟区".


"免费" is "free" in terms of price.

"免" means "exempt"; "费" means "costs" or "fees". "Exempt from costs" = "free".

"自由" is "free" as in freedom/liberty.


It's "Free". It's not like "Freedom".

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