Translation of "breath" - English-Turkish dictionary


noun uk /breθ/ us
AIR [ U ]

B1 the air that comes out of your lungs

nefes, soluk
His breath smells of garlic.

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

solunum, nefes
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

nefesi tükenmek, nefes nefese kalmak
catch your breath; get your breath back

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

nefeslenmek, soluklanmak, kendine gelmek,
under your breath

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

fısıldamak, fısıldayarak söylemek
hold your breath

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

nefesini tutmak
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

nefesini tutma, rahat ol, kendini kasma, için ferah olsun
He said he'd phone, but don't hold your breath.

(Translation of “breath” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)