Yeah, so the word for “available” in French is “libre”, which also means “free” as in “freedom”. Come on.
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Nah, free works as you used it. “Are you free that weekend?” = “Are you available?” “Are there any seats free?” works too. She didn’t get it, but what you said wasn’t wrong!
I second this.Maybe she was French and confused as well?
That makes me feel so much better about my English, haha
No, she was English, and I’m pretty sure she thought I asked if I had to pay for the chair.
“Is one free?” Or “Is there one free?” Would have been more clear, but ‘free’ is used in place of ‘available’ a lot.
Your English is very good, I watched your Patreon video and you did well. :D
I second this. As a native english-speaker, I use “free” all the time!
Well, you were in Toronto… ;) j/k
Someone from Europe would say the same thing. Don’t sweat it. ;)
heh, i have the same problem sometimes, maybe is a common mistake?
It’s the same in the German language. That happens to me a lot, too. Don’t worry …
It’s not a mistake; “free” is used that way in English. However, in that particular situation it was ambiguous, so she was confused.
Honestly, if you had been in the US, I wouldn’t be surprised to find out you had to pay for the chair.
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