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"The tomato was free."

Translation:Die Tomate war kostenlos.

April 8, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Druckles

Why is 'frei' not acceptable here? What if the tomato was loose?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danmoller

I believe the tomato could go running on the floor, free to go. "Frei"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Soxi

Frei is not used for something having no cost. It is used to say something is available, for example "Die Toilette its frei".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Druckles

And if the tomato was freely available?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nighteagleowl

Aha... so it is possible: “Die Toilette ist frei aber die ist nicht kostenlos“


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZoranMudronja

I wouldn't touch free tomato, thanks.

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