Translation of "breath" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /breθ/ us /breθ/

B1 [ no plural ] the air that comes out of your lungs

His breath smells of garlic.

an amount of air that goes into or out of your lungs

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

to be breathing quickly because you have been doing exercise

estar sin aliento
hold your breath

to keep air in your lungs and not let it out

aguantar la respiración
How long can you hold your breath underwater?

(Translation of “breath” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /breθ/

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

aliento, respiración
My dog’s breath smells terrible.

an act of breathing

Take a deep breath.
breathless adjective

having difficulty in breathing normally

sin aliento, sofocado
His asthma makes him breathless
He was breathless after climbing the hill.
breathlessly adverb

jadeante, sin aliento
She struggled breathlessly up the stairs.
breathlessness noun

sofoco, falta de aliento, dificultad respiratoria
Breathlessness may be a sign of heart failure.
hold one’s breath

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

contener la respiración
He held his breath as he watched the daring acrobat.
out of breath adjective

breathless (through running etc)

sofocado, sin aliento
I’m out of breath after climbing all these stairs.
under one’s breath

in a whisper

a media voz, en voz baja, en un susurro
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-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)