breathe

breathe
intransitive verb
1. (to inhale and exhale) 
a. respirar 
Breathe deeply in order to calm yourself down.Respira hondo para que te tranquilizes.
2. (to let air in) 
Cotton is very comfortable in part because it breathes. Algodón es muy cómodo en parte porque transpira.
I don't like polyester because it doesn't breathe. No me gusta el poliéster porque no deja pasar el aire.
transitive verb
3. (to inhale) 
a. aspirar 
She got lung cancer from all those years she spent breathing second-hand smoke. Se enfermó de cáncer de pulmón a causa de todos esos años que pasó aspirando el humo de segunda mano.
breathe
transitive verb
1. (inhale) 
a. respirar, inspirar 
2. (exhale) 
a. espirar, exhalar 
he breathed alcohol over herle echó el aliento (con olor) a alcohol
3. (idioms) 
a. no direct translation 
to breathe a sigh of reliefdar un suspiro de alivio
4. (literary) 
a. no direct translation 
to breathe one's lastexhalar el último suspiro
don't breathe a word (of it)!¡no digas una palabra!
to breathe fireechar chispas
to breathe new life into somethingdar vida a algo
intransitive verb
5. (general) 
a. respirar 
6. (fig) 
a. no direct translation 
to breathe easily againvolver a respirar tranquilo(a)
7. (fig) 
a. no direct translation 
to breathe down somebody's neckpisar los talones a alguien
breathe [briːð]
transitive verb
1 [+air] respirar
to breathe air into a balloon inflar un globo soplando; he breathed alcohol all over me el aliento le apestaba a alcohol
to breathe new life into sth infundir nueva vida a algo
to breathe one's last (die) exhalar el último suspiro (literary)
When I returned he had breathed his last Old Ellery Van Dine has peacefully breathed his last at the age of ninety-four
2 (utter) [+prayer] decir en voz baja
to breathe a sigh suspirar; dar un suspiro; I won't breathe a word no diré nada or palabra
intransitive verb
1 [+person, animal] respirar; (noisily) resollar
now we can breathe again ahora podemos respirar tranquilos
2 [+wine] respirar
Red wines should be allowed to breathe if possible before drinking
3 [+fabric, garment] transpirar; dejar pasar el aire
...a range of new fabrics that breathe
Phrases with "breathe"
Here are the most popular phrases with "breathe." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
breathe in
aspirar, respirar
breathe out
espirar, exhalar
Examples
Verb Conjugations for respirar
Past Participle: respirado
PresentPreteriteImperfectConditionalFuture
yo
respiro
respiré
respiraba
respiraría
respiraré
respiras
respiraste
respirabas
respirarías
respirarás
él/ella/Ud.
respira
respiró
respiraba
respiraría
respirará
nosotros
respiramos
respiramos
respirábamos
respiraríamos
respiraremos
vosotros
respiráis
respirasteis
respirabais
respiraríais
respiraréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.
respiran
respiraron
respiraban
respirarían
respirarán
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