Meaning

Primary

Leeway

Alternative

Room To Spare

Word Type

noun

Explanation

When your surplus is abundant, you have leeway for a lot of things. You have plenty of room to spare.

余裕 is used to describe a state of having ample leeway for something. It means you can handle things comfortably, without feeling stressed or overwhelmed, whether it's about money, time, or just mentally.

Reading

よゆう
  • Kyoko
    (Tokyo accent, female)
  • Kenichi
    (Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well.

Context

Context Sentences

トーフグは今年は予算にかなりの余裕があります。

Tofugu has quite a bit of room in the budget this year.

まだ二、三人分ぐらい余裕があるよ。

We still have enough room for a few people.

新しいパソコンとAKB48のフィギュアを買いたいが、今は余裕が無い。

I’d love to buy a new computer and some AKB48 figures, but I can’t afford to right now.

Kanji Composition