Meaning of Hima in Japanese

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Hima is a Japanese word meaning time or leisure. Learn more about its pronunciation and usage in the Japanese language below.

Pronunciation

Listen to this audio file to hear how hima is pronounced.

Meaning

time; time to spare; leisure; free time; a leave (of absence)

Japanese Characters

暇 (ひま)

Example & Translation

Here's an example of how hima is used in a sentence:

Isogashikute, shinbun o yomu hima mo nai.

忙しくて、新聞を読む暇もない。

In English: I am too busy to read a newspaper.

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