Translation of "breath" - English-Polish dictionary


noun uk /breθ/ us
AIR [ U ]

B1 the air that comes out of your lungs

His breath smells of garlic.

B2 the act of breathing air into or out of your lungs

She took a deep breath before she started.
be out of breath

B2 to be breathing quickly because you have been running, walking fast, etc

nie móc złapać tchu
catch your breath; get your breath back

to rest for a short time until you can breathe regularly again

złapać oddech
under your breath

If you say something under your breath, you say it very quietly so that other people cannot hear it.

pod nosem
hold your breath

B2 to keep air in your lungs and not let it out

wstrzymać oddech
How long can you hold your breath under water?
don't hold your breath humorous

something that you say in order to tell someone that an event is not likely to happen

nie spodziewaj się za dużo, jeszcze się nie ciesz
He said he'd phone, but don't hold your breath.

(Translation of “breath” from the Cambridge English–Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)