Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Quick answer
"Breathe" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "respirar", and "sun" is a noun which is often translated as "el sol". Learn more about the difference between "breathe" and "sun" below.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
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)
a. transpirar
Cotton is very comfortable in part because it breathes.El algodón es muy cómodo en parte porque transpira.
b. dejar pasar el aire
I don't like polyester because it doesn't breathe.No me gusta el poliéster porque no deja pasar el aire.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
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.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (astronomy)
a. el sol
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I feel good when the sun is shining.Me siento bien cuando brilla el sol.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to sunbathe)
a. tomar el sol
It is advisable to use sunscreen when you sun yourself.Es aconsejable utilizar protector solar cuando tomas el sol.
b. asolearse
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
She suns herself every day in the summer.Se asolea todos los días en verano.
c. tomar sol (Southern Cone)
I was sunning myself on the beach when it began to rain.Estaba tomando sol en la playa cuando empezó a llover.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.  |  Ver en español