Translation of breath in Spanish:
- 1 countable or uncountable (air exhaled or inhaled) with his dying breathto have bad breathcon su último alientoI could smell whisky on her breathtener mal alientoto take a breath take a deep breath and relaxel aliento le olía a whiskyher breath came with difficulty just let me get my breath backrespire hondo y relájeseto catch one's breath in astonishmentdéjame recobrar el alientoespera a que recobre el alientoI was so nervous it all came out in one breathquedarse sin respiración del asombroI'm short of breathestaba tan nervioso que lo dije todo de un tirónhe gets short of breath climbing stairsme ahogohe arrived very out of breathse queda sin aliento al subir escalerasin the same o next breath he ought not to be mentioned in the same breath as Poellegó jadeando or sofocado or sin alientoI could do with a breath of fresh airno se lo debería poner en la misma categoría que Poeto be a breath of fresh air (pleasant change)no me vendría mal un poco de aire (fresco)to draw breath (lit: breathe) (live) [literary] the kindest woman that ever drew breathser (como) una bocanada de aire frescoas long as I draw breath I will not forgive youla mujer más bondadosa que jamás hollara la tierra [literary]to draw one's first breath [literary] to draw one's last breath [literary] to hold one's breathno te perdonaré mientras viva(wait in suspense)contener la respiración or el aliento(liter)he promised — well, don't hold your breath [colloquial] [humorous]aguantar or contener la respiraciónto say something under one's breathlo prometió — sí, pero mejor espera sentado [colloquial] [humorous]to take somebody's breath awaydecir algo entre dientesto waste one's breath with bated breathdejar a alguien sin habla→ save1 1 3 1con el corazón en un puñoExample sentences
- This waif-like girl was sitting upright, gasping for breath with an oxygen cannula dripping blood.
- As the oxygen mask reduced her need to gasp for breath, Mary relaxed a bit and reflected on her last, turbulent hour.
- Gasping for breath at the top, I went into the bedroom and found that my respiration rate matched that of the patient.
- Excited denizens have waited with bated breath as the clock ticked by - months, days, hours and finally the big moment itself.
- Football fans are looking forward with bated breath to the clash of Kerry and near neighbours Limerick in the national league semi final later in the month of April.
- As the 1000-odd crowd assembled at the spot watched with bated breath, the personnel started pulling the rope up with utmost care.
- 2 countable (slight breeze) there wasn't a breath of windno corría ni la más leve brisaExample sentences
- Yes, for an afternoon or two, a breath of wind passed through the university.
- Then, he whispered, barely like a breath of wind, the last word that he would ever say.
- The sun was pouring down, with hardly a breath of wind.
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