Translation of "breath" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

See all translations


uk /breθ/ us /breθ/

B1 [ U ] the air that goes into and out of your lungs

Her breath smelled of garlic. 她的嘴裡有大蒜味。
She was dizzy and short of breath (= unable to breathe in enough air). 她頭昏眼花,上氣不接下氣。
He burst into the room, red-faced and out of breath (= unable to breathe comfortably because of tiredness or excitement). 他衝進房間,滿臉通紅,氣喘吁吁。
catch your breath also get your breath (back)

C1 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. 我跑得喘不上氣來,不得不停了下來。
draw breath

to breathe

Without pausing to draw breath she told me everything. 她氣也不喘一口就把一切告訴了我。

to pause for a short time between doing one thing and the next

Give me a minute to draw breath, won't you? 讓我歇一會喘口氣,行嗎?
hold your breath

B2 to keep air in your lungs and not release it so that you need more

How long can you hold your breath under water? 你能屏住呼吸多長時間?

[ C ] a single action of breathing air into your lungs

take a breath

B2 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). 醫生讓我做深呼吸。
a breath of air

the smallest amount of wind

There wasn't a breath of air in the room. 房間裡悶得讓人透不過氣來。

a short period of time spent outside

I'm just going out for a breath of (fresh) air - I won't be long. 我需要在外面呆一會兒,透透氣。

More examples

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