Meaning of Hima in Japanese

Hanging pocket watch
hima; time. uccia_photography / Getty Images

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

Pronunciation

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Meaning

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

Japanese Characters

暇 (ひま)

Example & Translation

Isogashikute, shinbun o yomu hima mo nai.
忙しくて、新聞を読む暇もない。

or in English

I am too busy to read a newspaper.