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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”, “proprietary software”, and “commercial software” 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.

Afrikaans

Language Code af
Free Software vrye sagteware
Gratis Software gratis sagteware

Albanian

Language Code sq
Free Software software i lirë
Gratis Software software falas

Arabic

Language Code ar
Free Software برمجيات حرة (barmajiyat ḥorrah)

Armenian

Language Code hy
Free Software ազատ ծրագիր/ծրագրեր (azat tsragir/tsragrer)

Basque

Language Code eu
Free Software software librea
Gratis Software doako softwarea

Belarusian

Language Code be
Free Software свабоднае праграмнае забесьпячэньне (svabodnae pragramnae zabes'pjachen'ne)

Bengali

Language Code bn
Free Software স্বাধীন সফটওয়্যার (swadhin software)

Bulgarian

Language Code bg
Free Software свободен софтуер (svoboden softuer)
Gratis Software безплатен софтуер (bezplaten softuer)

Catalan

Language Code ca
Free Software programari lliure
Gratis Software programari gratuït
Proprietary Software programari privatiu
Commercial Software programari comercial

Chinese (Simplified)

Language Code zh-cn
Free Software 自由软件 (zi-you ruan-jian)
Gratis Software 免费软件 (mian-fei ruan-jian)

Chinese (Traditional)

Language Code zh-tw
Free Software 自由軟體 (zih-yo ruan-ti)
Gratis Software 免費軟體 (mien-fei ruan-ti)

Croatian

Language Code hr
Free Software slobodan softver
Gratis Software besplatan softver

Czech

Language Code cs
Free Software svobodný software
Gratis Software bezplatný software

Danish

Language Code da
Free Software fri software / frit programmel
Gratis Software gratis software

Dutch

Language Code nl
Free Software vrije software
Gratis Software gratis software
Proprietary Software private software
Commercial Software commerciële software

Esperanto

Language Code eo
Free Software libera programaro / programo

Estonian

Language Code et
Free Software vaba tarkvara
Gratis Software tasuta tarkvara

Finnish

Language Code fi
Free Software vapaa ohjelmisto
Gratis Software ilmainen ohjelmisto

French

Language Code fr
Free Software logiciel libre
Gratis Software logiciel gratuit
Proprietary Software logiciel privateur
Commercial Software logiciel commercial

Georgian

Language Code ka
Free Software თავისუფალი პროგრამები (tavisupali programebi)
Gratis Software უფასო პროგრამები (upaso programebi)

German

Language Code de
Free Software Freie Software
Gratis Software Gratis-Software / Kostenlose Software
Proprietary Software Proprietäre Software
Commercial Software Kommerzielle Software

Greek

Language Code el
Free Software ελεύθερο λογισμικό (elefthero logismiko)
Gratis Software δωρεάν λογισμικό (dorean logismiko)

Hebrew

Language Code he
Free Software תוכנה חופשית (tochna chofshit)
Gratis Software תוכנה חינמית (tochna chinamit)

Hindi

Language Code hi
Free Software मुक्त सॉफ्टवेयर (mukt software)
Gratis Software मुफ़्त सॉफ्टवेयर (muft software)

Hungarian

Language Code hu
Free Software szabad szoftver
Gratis Software ingyenes szoftver / ingyen szoftver

Icelandic

Language Code is
Free Software frjáls hugbúnaður

Ido

Language Code io
Free Software libera programaro

Indonesian

Language Code id
Free Software perangkat lunak bebas
Gratis Software perangkat lunak gratis

Interlingua

Language Code ia
Free Software libere programmage / libere programmario

Irish

Language Code ga
Free Software Saorbhogearraí
Gratis Software Bogearraí saora in aisce

Italian

Language Code it
Free Software software libero
Gratis Software software gratuito
Proprietary Software software proprietario
Commercial Software software commerciale

Japanese

Language Code ja
Free Software 自由ソフトウェア (jiyū sofutouea)
Gratis Software 無料ソフトウェア (muryō sofutouea)
Proprietary Software プロプライエタリなソフトウェア (puropuraietari na sofutouea)
Commercial Software 商用ソフトウェア (shōyō sofutouea)

Korean

Language Code ko
Free Software 자유 소프트웨어 (ja-yu software)

Latvian

Language Code lv
Free Software brīva programmatūra
Gratis Software bezmaksas programmatūra

Lithuanian

Language Code lt
Free Software laisva programinė įranga
Gratis Software nemokama programinė įranga

Macedonian

Language Code mk
Free Software слободен софтвер (sloboden softver)
Gratis Software бесплатен софтвер (besplaten softver)

Malay

Language Code ms
Free Software perisian bebas

Malayalam

Language Code ml
Free Software സ്വതന്ത്രസോഫ്റ്റ്‌വെയര്‍ (svatantrasophṯṯveyar)
Gratis Software സൗജന്യസോഫ്റ്റ്‌വെയര്‍ (soujanyasophṯṯveyar)

Norwegian

Language Code no
Free Software fri programvare

Persian (Farsi)

Language Code fa
Free Software نرم‌افزار آزاد (narmafzar azad)
Gratis Software نرم‌افزار رایگان (narmafzar raygan)

Polish

Language Code pl
Free Software wolne oprogramowanie
Gratis Software darmowe oprogramowanie
Proprietary Software oprogramowanie własnościowe
Commercial Software oprogramowanie komercyjne

Portuguese

Language Code pt
Free Software software livre

Romanian

Language Code ro
Free Software programe libere
Gratis Software programe gratuite
Proprietary Software programe proprietărești
Commercial Software programe comerciale

Russian

Language Code ru
Free Software свободные программы (svobodnie programmi)
Gratis Software бесплатные программы (besplatnie programmi)
Proprietary Software несвободные программы (nesvobodnie programmi)
Commercial Software коммерческие программы (kommercheskie programmi)

Sardinian

Language Code sc
Free Software software liberu

Serbian

Language Code sr
Free Software слободни софтвер / slobodni softver
Gratis Software бесплатни софтвер / besplatni softver

Sinhala

Language Code si
Free Software නිදහස් මෘදුකාංග (nidahas mṛdukāṅga)

Slovak

Language Code sk
Free Software slobodný softvér

Slovenian

Language Code sl
Free Software prosto programje

Spanish

Language Code es
Free Software software libre
Gratis Software software gratuito
Proprietary Software software privativo
Commercial Software software comercial

Swahili

Language Code sw
Free Software Software huru / Programu huru za Kompyuta

Swedish

Language Code sv
Free Software fri programvara / fri mjukvara
Gratis Software gratis programvara / gratis mjukvara

Tagalog / Filipino

Language Code tl
Free Software malayang software

Tamil

Language Code ta
Free Software கட்டற்ற மென்பொருள் (kaṭṭaṟṟa meṉpoñaḷ)
Gratis Software இலவச மென்பொருள் (illavasa menporul)

Thai

Language Code th
Free Software ซอฟต์แวร์เสรี (sofotwerseri)

Turkish

Language Code tr
Free Software özgür yazılım
Gratis Software bedava yazılım

Ukrainian

Language Code uk
Free Software вільне програмне забезпечення (vil'ne prohramne zabezpechennja)

Urdu

Language Code ur
Free Software آزاد سافٹ ویئر (azad software)
Gratis Software مفت سافٹ ویئر (muft software)

Vietnamese

Language Code vi
Free Software phần mềm tự do

Welsh

Language Code cy
Free Software meddalwedd rydd

Zulu

Language Code zu
Free Software Isoftware Ekhululekile

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