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Translations of the term “free software”

This is a list of recommended unambiguous translations for the term “free software” (free as in freedom) into various languages.

We also provide translations of “gratis software” in a separate column to show how to make the contrast in various languages.

If you know a correction or addition to the list, please email it to <web-translators@gnu.org>. Please stick to UTF-8 in your message. Thanks.

The parenthesized phrases in Latin letters after some of the entries are transliterations (with vowels added where relevant). Please send any corrections or additions to those, too.

Language CodeLanguage Name Free SoftwareGratis Software
afAfrikaans vrye sagteware gratis sagteware
arArabic برمجيات حرة (barmajiyat ḥorrah)  
beBelarusian свабоднае праграмнае забесьпячэньне (svabodnae pragramnae zabes'pjachen'ne)  
bgBulgarian свободен софтуер (svoboden softuer) безплатен софтуер (bezplaten softuer)
bnBengali স্বাধীন সফটওয়্যার (swadhin software)  
caCatalan programari lliure programari gratuït
csCzech svobodný software bezplatný software
cyWelsh meddalwedd rydd  
daDanish fri software / frit programmel gratis software
deGerman Freie Software Gratis-Software / Kostenlose Software
elGreek ελεύθερο λογισμικό (elefthero logismiko) δωρεάν λογισμικό (dorean logismiko)
eoEsperanto libera programaro / programo  
euBasque software librea doako softwarea
esSpanish software libre software gratuito
etEstonian vaba tarkvara tasuta tarkvara
faPersian (Farsi) نرم‌افزار آزاد (narmafzar azad) نرم‌افزار رایگان (narmafzar raygan)
fiFinnish vapaa ohjelmisto ilmainen ohjelmisto
frFrench logiciel libre logiciel gratuit
gaIrish Saorbhogearraí Bogearraí saora in aisce
heHebrew תוכנה חופשית (tochna chofshit)  
hiHindi मुक्त सॉफ्टवेयर (mukt software) मुफ़्त सॉफ्टवेयर (muft software)
hrCroatian slobodan softver besplatan softver
huHungarian szabad szoftver  
hyArmenian ազատ ծրագիր/ծրագրեր (azat tsragir/tsragrer)  
iaInterlingua libere programmage / libere programmario  
idIndonesian perangkat lunak bebas  
ioIdo libera programaro  
isIcelandic frjáls hugbúnaður  
itItalian software libero software gratuito
jaJapanese 自由ソフトウェア (jiyuu software) 無料ソフトウェア (muryou software)
kaGeorgian თავისუფალი პროგრამები (tavisupali programebi) უფასო პროგრამები (upaso programebi)
koKorean 자유 소프트웨어 (ja-yu software)  
ltLithuanian laisva programinė įranga nemokama programinė įranga
lvLatvian brīva programmatūra bezmaksas programmatūra
mkMacedonian слободен софтвер (sloboden softver) бесплатен софтвер (besplaten softver)
mlMalayalam സ്വതന്ത്രസോഫ്റ്റ്‌വെയര്‍ (svatantrasophṯṯveyar) സൗജന്യസോഫ്റ്റ്‌വെയര്‍ (soujanyasophṯṯveyar)
msMalay perisian bebas  
nlDutch vrije software gratis software
noNorwegian fri programvare  
plPolish wolne oprogramowanie darmowe oprogramowanie
ptPortuguese software livre  
roRomanian programe libere programe gratuite
ruRussian свободные программы (svobodnie programmi) бесплатные программы (besplatnie programmi)
scSardinian software liberu  
siSinhala නිදහස් මෘදුකාංග (nidahas mṛdukāṅga)  
skSlovak slobodný softvér  
slSlovenian prosto programje  
sqAlbanian software i lirë software falas
srSerbian slobodni softver / слободни софтвер бесплатни софтвер / besplatni softver
svSwedish fri programvara / fri mjukvara  
swSwahili Software huru / Programu huru za Kompyuta  
taTamil கட்டற்ற மென்பொருள் (kaṭṭaṟṟa meṉpoñaḷ)  
thThai ซอฟต์แวร์เสรี (sofotwerseri)  
tlTagalog / Filipino malayang software  
trTurkish özgür yazılım  
ukUkrainian вільне програмне забезпечення (vil'ne prohramne zabezpechennja)  
urUrdu آزاد سافٹ ویئر (azad software) مفت سافٹ ویئر (muft software)
viVietnamese phần mềm tự do  
zh-cnChinese (Simplified) 自由软件 (zi-you ruan-jian) 免费软件 (mian-fei ruan-jian)
zh-twChinese (Traditional) 自由軟體 (zih-yo) 免費軟體 (mien-fei)
zuZulu Isoftware Ekhululekile  

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