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breathe

verb [I/T]  us   /brið/
to take air into the lungs and let it out again: [I] He was so choked up with emotion that it was hard to breathe. [T] It was great to be outside again and breathe the fresh air.
Translations of “breathe”
in Arabic يَتَنَفَّس…
in Korean 숨을 쉬다…
in Malaysian bernafas, beritahu…
in French respirer, souffler…
in Turkish nefes alıp vermek…
in Italian respirare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 空氣, 呼吸…
in Russian дышать…
in Polish oddychać…
in Vietnamese thở ra, nói lộ ra…
in Spanish respirar, soplar, revelar…
in Portuguese respirar…
in Thai หายใจ, บอก (ความลับ)…
in German atmen, (kein Sterbenswörtchen) sagen…
in Catalan respirar…
in Japanese 呼吸する, 息をする…
in Indonesian bernapas, memberitahukan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 空气, 呼吸…
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