Translation of "breath" - English-Russian dictionary


noun uk /breθ/ us
AIR [ U ]

B1 the air that comes out of your lungs

дыхание, запах изо рта
His breath smells of garlic.

B2 the act of breathing air into or out of your lungs

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

B2 to be breathing quickly because you have been running, walking fast, etc

catch your breath; get your breath back

to rest for a short time until you can breathe regularly again

отдышаться, перевести дыхание
under your breath

If you say something under your breath, you say it very quietly so that other people cannot hear it.

еле слышно
hold your breath

B2 to keep air in your lungs and not let it out

задерживать дыхание
How long can you hold your breath under water?
don't hold your breath humorous

something that you say in order to tell someone that an event is not likely to happen

что вряд ли! не надейся!
He said he'd phone, but don't hold your breath.

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