1. a moment; a brief space of time

    つかの間の short-lived; brief

    • つかの間も休む暇がない
    • I don't have even a moment [second] to relax [rest].
    • つかの間の喜び
    • (a) transient [short-lived] joy
    • つかの間の恋
    • (a) passing [short-lived] love
    • 二人の楽しい生活はほんのつかの間であった
    • Their happy life together lasted but a short while.
    • 待ちに待った休日もつかの間に終わってしまった
    • My long-awaited holiday was over in a moment [flash].