breath translate to Mandarin Chinese: Cambridge Dictionary

Translation of "breath" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


[U] the air that goes into and out of your lungs
Her breath smelled of garlic.
She was dizzy and short of breath (= unable to breathe in enough air).
He burst into the room, red-faced and out of breath (= unable to breathe comfortably because of tiredness or excitement).
Breathing and stopping breathing
catch your breath ( UK also get your breath back) to pause or rest for a short time until you can breathe comfortably or regularly again
I had to stop running to catch my breath.
Stop having or doing something
draw breath to breathe
Without pausing to draw breath she told me everything.
Breathing and stopping breathing
to pause for a short time to rest or recover
Give me a moment to draw breath, won't you?
Stop having or doing something
hold your breath to keep air in your lungs and not release it so that you need more
How long can you hold your breath under water?
Breathing and stopping breathing
[C] a single action of breathing air into your lungs
Breathing and stopping breathing
take a breath to breathe air into your lungs (as a single action)
The doctor told me to take a deep breath (= breathe in a lot of air).
Breathing and stopping breathing
a breath of air the smallest amount of wind
There wasn't a breath of air in the room.
Wind and windsStormy weather
a short period of time spent outside
I'm just going out for a breath of (fresh) air - I won't be long.
From, out and outside
(Definition of breath from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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