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British English: /brɛθ/
American English: /brɛθ/

Translation of breath in French:


  • 1 (air taken into lungs) to stop ou pause for breath
    s'arrêter pour reprendre son souffle
    to get one's breath back
    reprendre son souffle
    out of breath
    à bout de souffle
    to be short of breath to catch one's breath
    (breathe) reprendre souffle
    (gasp) retenir son souffle
    to hold one's breath
    retenir son souffle
    to draw breath
    reprendre (son) souffle
    he's as kind a man as ever drew breath
    il n'y a pas plus gentil que lui
    as long as I have breath in my body ou as I draw breath
    tant que je vivrai
  • 2 (air in or leaving mouth)
    (with smell) haleine (f)
    (visible) respiration (f)
    somebody's hot breath
    le souffle chaud de quelqu'un
    to have bad breath his breath smells of beer
    son haleine sent la bière
    I could smell alcohol on his breath
    je sentais à son haleine qu'il avait bu
  • 3 (single act) to take a deep breath
    respirer profondément or à fond
    take a deep breath! [figurative]
    assieds-toi! [informal]
    in a single breath
    sans respirer
    in the same breath
    dans la foulée
    with one's last ou dying breath
    dans son dernier soupir
    to draw one's last breath
    rendre son dernier soupir
  • 4 (of air, wind)a breath of
    un souffle de
    to go out for a breath of (fresh) air
    sortir prendre l'air
    somebody/something is like a breath of fresh air
    quelqu'un/quelque chose est une vraie bouffée de fraîcheur
    the first breath of spring
    le premier signe du printemps
  • 5 (word) a breath of
    un soupçon de (complaint, opposition, scandal)


don't hold your breath [informal]!

ce n'est pas demain la veille! [informal]

to take somebody's breath away

couper le souffle à quelqu'un

save your breath don't waste your breath

ne gaspille pas ta salive [informal]

it's the breath of life to him

c'est toute sa vie

to say something under one's breath

dire quelque chose à voix basse

to laugh under one's breath

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