take a breath

take a breath(
teyk
 
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brehth
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to pause and breathe)
a. tomar un respiro
Sometimes, if you feel anxious, the most important thing to do is close your eyes and take a breath.A veces, si te sientes ansioso, lo más importante que puedes hacer es cerrar los ojos y tomar un respiro.
b. respirar hondo
I don't want to take a breath; I want to be angry.No quiero respirar hondo; quiero estar enojado.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
2. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. toma un respiro
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Take a breath and relax, Jimmy. Everything is okay.Toma un respiro y relájate, Jimmy. Todo está bien.
b. respira hondo
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Did you skin your knee? Don't cry, baby. Take a breath.Te despellejaste la rodilla? No llores, cariño. Respira hondo.
c. tome un respiro
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
This may hurt a little bit, Mr. Greaves. Take a breath.Puede que esto duela un poco, Sr. Greaves. Tome un respiro.
d. respire hondo
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Ma'am, take a breath and tell me what you saw.Señora, respire hondo y dígame lo que vio.
3. (imperative; used to address multiple people)
a. tomen un respiro (plural)
Kids, stop fighting! Take a breath and apologize.Chicos, ¡dejen de pelearse! Tomen un respiro y discúlpense.
b. respiren hondo (plural)
Take a breath, and imagine that you are at the beach, watching the waves.Respiren hondo, e imaginen que están en la playa, viendo las olas.
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