Translation of "breath" - English-German dictionary


noun /breθ/

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

der Atem
My dog’s breath smells terrible.

an act of breathing

der Atemzug
Take a deep breath.
breathless adjective

having difficulty in breathing normally

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

breathlessness noun

die Atemlosigkeit
hold one’s breath

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

den Atem anhalten
He held his breath as he watched the daring acrobat.
out of breath

breathless (through running etc)

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

in a whisper

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–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)