Translation of "breath" - English-Italian dictionary


noun uk /breθ/ us /breθ/

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

His breath smells of garlic. Il suo alito puzza d’aglio.

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

She took a deep breath before she started. Ha fatto un profondo respiro prima di cominciare.
be out of breath

to be breathing quickly because you have been doing exercise

essere senza fiato
hold your breath

to keep air in your lungs and not let it out

trattenere il respiro
How long can you hold your breath underwater? Per quanto tempo riesci a trattenere il respiro sott’acqua?

(Translation of “breath” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)