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.


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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.

or in English

I am too busy to read a newspaper.

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