How to Use the Japanese Word Jiyuu

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Jiyuu is a Japanese word that means "freedom," or "liberty." The Japenese characters for this word are:

 自由 (じゆう)  

Example

Ikou to ikumai to sore wa anata no jiyuu desu.
行こうと行くまいとそれはあなたの自由です。

Translation:

You are free to go or stay.