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"Exhala" is a form of "exhalar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to exhale". "Inhala" is a form of "inhalar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to inhale". Learn more about the difference between "exhala" and "inhala" below.
exhalar(
ehk
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sah
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lahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to let out air)
a. to exhale
Cuando respiramos, inhalamos aire y exhalamos dióxido de carbono.When we breathe, we inhale air and exhale carbon dioxide.
b. to breathe out
Vi a varios fumadores en el café exhalando humo lentamente.I saw many smokers at the café breathing out smoke slowly.
2. (to emit)
a. to heave (sigh)
Exhalé un profundo suspiro de alivio cuando terminó la entrevista.I heaved a deep sigh of relief when the interview was over.
b. to utter (moan or complaint)
María pasó toda la tarde exhalando quejas sobre el transporte público.Maria spent the whole afternoon uttering complaints about public transportation.
c. to give off (scent)
Las velas en la habitación exhalaban un aroma a lavanda.The candles in the room gave off a scent of lavender.
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inhalar(
een
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ah
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lahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to breathe in)
a. to inhale
Logré escapar de la casa en llamas, pero inhalé mucho humo.I managed to escape the burning house, but I inhaled a lot of smoke.
b. to sniff (through the nose)
El drogadicto inhaló el pegamento que compró en la ferretería.The drug addict sniffed the glue he bought in the hardware store.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to breathe in)
a. to inhale
Mientras meditas, inhala y exhala lenta y profundamente.Inhale and exhale slowly and deeply while you're meditating.
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