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Is "le faltara el aire" a common way to say "winded"?

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"Le faltara el aire" seems a rather periphrastic way to say "winded" (as in what happens if you go for a jog). Is this a common expression? Is another word used for this?

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updated MAR 4, 2010
posted by Neago

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Spanish is not as economical as English, so often there is no single-word translation for words like "winded", "snowmobiling" or "enforceable".

"Le faltará el aire" is in the future tense; you could also say "se quedará corto de aire", or "se quedará sin aliento", which I'm more familiar with.

updated MAR 4, 2010
posted by Gekkosan
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