vrij

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *frī, from Proto-Germanic *frijaz, which derives from Proto-Indo-European *prei- (to be fond of), *prey-. Compare West Frisian frij, English free, German frei, Danish fri.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vrij (comparative vrijer, superlative vrijst)

  1. free; Not imprisoned or enslaved.
    een vrij man — a free man
  2. free; Unconstrained.
    hij had de vrije hand over het land — he had a free hand over the land
  3. free; Unobstructed, without blockages.
    de afvoer was vrij — the drain was unobstructed
  4. free; Without obligations.
    vrije tijd — free time

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

vrij

  1. fairly, rather, quite.
    Hij is vrij betrouwbaar — He is fairly trustworthy
    De computer waarmee ik werk is vrij oud. — The computer with which I work is quite old.

Verb[edit]

vrij

  1. first-person singular present indicative of vrijen
  2. imperative of vrijen