Translation of "breath" - English-French dictionary

breath

nounbreath /brɛθ/
uncountable air from the mouth
souffle masculine , haleine feminine , respiration feminine

His breath smelled of alcohol.
Son haleine sentait l'alcool.
countable the act of taking air into the lungs
inspiration feminine

to take a deep breath
prendre une profonde inspiration
catch your breath
to rest until normal breathing returns
reprendre son souffle / sa respiration

Sit here and catch your breath.
Assois-toi là et reprends ta respiration.
out of breath
breathing hard and fast after exercise
à bout de souffle , hors d'haleine

I'm out of breath after all those stairs.
Je suis à bout de souffle / hors d'haleine après toutes ces marches.
a breath of fresh air
informal a positive and exciting change
informal une bouffée d'air pur
take your breath away
to be extremely beautiful or impressive
à vous couper le souffle

a view that takes your breath away
une vue à vous couper le souffle
; see also hold your breath

(Translation of “breath” from the GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

breath

noun /breθ/

the air drawn into, and then sent out from, the lungs

haleine
My dog’s breath smells terrible.

an act of breathing

respiration, inspiration
Take a deep breath.
breathless adjective

having difficulty in breathing normally

essoufflé
His asthma makes him breathless
He was breathless after climbing the hill.
breathlessly adverb

en haletant
breathlessness noun

essoufflement
hold one’s breath

to stop breathing (often because of anxiety or to avoid being heard)

retenir son souffle
He held his breath as he watched the daring acrobat.
out of breath

breathless (through running etc)

essouflé
I’m out of breath after climbing all these stairs.
under one’s breath

in a whisper

à voix basse
He swore under his breath.
breath is a noun: He held his breath. breathe is a verb: He found it difficult to breathe.

(Translation of “breath” from the PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)