What's the difference between the two?

According to some machine translation, it is:

When are you free

When will you be free

Is that as accurate?

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Is that as accurate?

It actually is, roughly speaking.

Here is the real difference in meaning and usage.


asks about when (what days of the week, what time, etc.) the other person tends to be (relatively) free. Thus, this question would generally be replied to with:


・「月水金の午後4時以降。」, etc.


is quite different in that it can be asked only when the other person is occupied and you want to find out about around what time the other person will have some free time for you. Therefore, this question would often be replied to with:


・「3時頃なら時間あるわよ。」, etc.

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