breathless

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breathless(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (out of breath)
a. sin aliento
Ines was breathless for a moment when she fell and hit the sidewalk.Cuando Inés se cayó y dio contra la acera, se quedó sin aliento por un momento.
b. jadeante
Caitlin ran up the stairs and stopped, breathless, on the fifth floor.Caitlin subió las escaleras corriendo y se detuvo, jadeante, en el quinto piso.
c. jadeando
Jose arrived breathless at the gate after running through the airport.José llegó jadeando a la puerta después de cruzar el aeropuerto corriendo.
d. entrecortado (words, voice)
He crossed the finish line and said in a breathless voice, "I finished my first marathon."Cruzó la meta y dijo con voz entrecortada, "He terminado mi primer maratón.".
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He got punched in the stomach and it left him breathless for a moment.Recibió un puñetazo en el estómago y le cortó la respiración por un momento.
Patrick was breathless from running after the man who took his wallet.Correr tras el hombre que le robó la cartera lo dejó a Patrick sin aliento.
2. (emotional)
a. sin aliento
Angel was breathless when Gaby accepted his proposal.Angel se quedó sin aliento cuando Gaby aceptó su propuesta de matrimonio.
b. entrecortado (words, voice)
After hearing that her father had died, all Barbara could utter was a few breathless words.Tras enterarse de que su padre había muerto, Barbara solo pudo decir unas palabras entrecortadas.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Ashley waited in breathless expectation to find out whether her brother was among the survivors.Ahley esperó con ansia para saber si su hermano se contaba entre los sobrevivientes.
John is waiting breathless for his concert to begin.John está esperando con enorme ansiedad el inicio del concierto.
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breathless
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (person)
a. jadeante
2. (calm, silence)
a. completo(a)
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breathless [ˈbreθlɪs]
adjective
1 (from exertion) [+voice] entrecortado
he arrived breathless llegó sin aliento; llegó jadeando; she was breathless from climbing the stairs subir las escaleras la había dejado sin aliento; it leaves you breathless corta la respiración; at a breathless pace a un ritmo acelerado
2 (with excitement)
a breathless silence un silencio intenso; she was breathless with excitement la emoción la había dejado sin aliento; we were breathless with anticipation esperábamos ansiosísimos
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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