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leisure

noun [U] uk   /ˈleʒ.ər/  us   /ˈliː.ʒɚ/
B1 the time when you are not working or doing other duties: leisure activities Most people only have a limited amount of leisure time. The town lacks leisure facilities such as a swimming pool or squash courts.
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Translations of “leisure”
in Arabic وَقْت الفَراغ…
in Korean 여가…
in Malaysian masa lapang…
in French loisir…
in Turkish boş vakit…
in Italian tempo libero…
in Chinese (Traditional) 空閒,閒暇,休閒…
in Russian досуг, свободное время…
in Polish czas wolny, rekreacja…
in Vietnamese thời gian rỗi…
in Spanish ocio, tiempo libre…
in Portuguese lazer…
in Thai เวลาว่าง…
in German die Freizeit…
in Catalan lleure…
in Japanese 自由時間…
in Indonesian waktu senggang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 空闲,闲暇,休闲…
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