- 1 1.1 [Fisiol] to breathe respirar por la boca/nariz to breathe through one's mouth/nose respire hondo or profundo take a deep breath, breathe deeply respiraba con dificultad she was having difficulty breathing los niños lo escuchaban casi sin respirar the children listened to him with bated breath o hardly daring to breathe no me/le deja ni respirar [familiar/colloquial] she won't leave me/him alone for a moment, she won't give me/him a minute's peace [colloquial/familiar] no poder ni respirar [familiar/colloquial], no puedo ni respirar de la cantidad de trabajo que tengo I've got so much work I don't know which way to turn, I'm up to my ears in work [colloquial/familiar] no tengo/tiene tiempo ni de respirar [familiar/colloquial] I hardly have/he hardly has time to breathe 1.2 [vino] to breathe
- 1 1.1 [aire] to breathe respiran el humo de los coches they breathe in the exhaust fumes ver/saber por dónde respira algn (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] to sound sb out, find out where sb stands 1.2 [tranquilidad] la paz que se respira en estos lugares the sensation of peace that you feel in these places
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Each of the 55 different administrative areas into which Spain is divided is called a provincia. Each provincia includes a main city or town, sometimes more, depending on its social and economic power. The provincial capital usually has the same name as the province.