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British English: /briːð/
American English: /brið/

Translation of breathe in French:

transitive verb

  • 1 (inhale, respire)
    respirer (air, oxygen, gas, scent)
    to breathe one's last [literal]
    rendre son dernier soupir
    to breathe its last [figurative]
    dire son dernier mot
  • 3 (whisper)
    murmurer (to à)
    I won't breathe a word
    je n'en soufflerai pas un mot
    don't breathe a word!
    pas un mot!
  • 4 (inspire with)to breathe hope into somebody
    redonner de l'espoir à quelqu'un
    to breathe (some) life into something
    animer quelque chose
    to breathe life into
    insuffler la vie dans
    to breathe new life into something
    donner un second souffle à quelque chose

intransitive verb

  • 1 (respire) to breathe hard ou heavily
    souffler fort, haleter
    to breathe easily ou freely [literal]
    respirer librement
    to breathe more easily [figurative]
  • 2 (exhale, blow)to breathe over somebody/on something
    souffler sur quelqu'un/sur quelque chose
  • 3 (wine)


to breathe down somebody's neck

(watch closely) être sur le dos de quelqu'un [informal]
(be close behind) être sur les talons de quelqu'un [informal]

to breathe fire

to live and breathe something

ne vivre que pour quelque chose

Phrasal verbs

breathe in

1 breathe in 2 breathe in [something], breathe [something] in
inhaler (gas, fumes)

breathe out

1 breathe out 2 breathe out [something], breathe [something] out
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