Meaning

Primary

Nap

Alternatives

Doze, Dozing, Nodding Off, Dozing Off

Word Type

noun, する verb

Explanation

Sometimes even though you're very much awake and alive you need to sleep for a little bit, so you take a nap. But you're not dead! You're totally alive, so let's hope no one thinks you're doing anything but dozing off.

Reading

いねむり
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The readings for this word are both kun'yomi readings. You've learned both of these readings by now so you should be able to read this on your own.

Context

Context Sentences

運転中に居眠りしてたみたいなんだ。

It seems like they dozed off while driving.

Kanji Composition