In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(animal/person/plant) respirarto breathe deeply — respirar hondo
- give me a chance to breathe — déjame respirar
- Around him, the Dogs breathed like so many bellows, and the crisp snow crackled beneath his feet.
- After all this time she was alive, living, breathing, and walking on the earth.
- The garden was a living, breathing, creature that now seemed intent upon swallowing her up.
- When you breathe in through your windpipe, the air moves through your bronchial tubes into your air sacs.
- We did travel to California, just two weeks before she stopped breathing on our living room couch.
- It moves downward when we breathe in, enlarging the chest cavity and pulling air in through the nose or mouth.
- Up till this morning, you were alive, living and breathing and doing alive things.
- Their function is to condition the air we breathe in and to conduct it to the alveoli.
- I had to breathe in deeply, to try and gather my thoughts.
- All he wanted was to sit alone and perform the menial, unthinking actions necessary to remain breathing.
- Our bodies are rhythmic - our blood flows, heart beats and lungs breathe in patterns.
- When we breathe in, the lungs take in oxygen, which our cells need to live and carry out their normal functions.
- This helps the fish breathe and keeps the water from smelling rotten.
- She holds the client steady and asks him to breathe in deeply.
- It's like treating a living, breathing, thinking, feeling human being as some sort of dynamic, organic art project.
- There was no stronger smell than that of a man decaying while he is yet alive and breathing.
- Close your eyes and breathe in very deeply, concentrate on the days pleasant happenings.
- Having the child breathe in the moist air through his mouth will sometimes break a croup attack.
- Through the air process or through inhalation, you actually don't breathe in all that much mercury.
- He was alive and breathing, but he was bleeding profusely from his side.
- He was a living, breathing, example of every comic's worst nightmare.
- If you breathe in those spores, you can get the infection.
- He did not answer, he closed his eyes and breathed out deeply, ignoring my question.
- She breathed out deeply trying to set it up in her mind.
- At each visit, the prison employee should verify that the inmate is alive and breathing.
- Put your lips over the mouthpiece and breathe in deeply and quickly.
- All the rain we've had means that the worms can't breathe.
- The plant breathes in that carbon monoxide and says, ‘Oh, thank goodness.’
- Other people breathe in the bacteria and may become infected.
- However, at certain heights the air thinned drastically, and it took a trained lung to breathe in those areas.
- I breathed out deeply and tried to relax my tense muscles.
- His eyes slid closed, and he breathed out deeply, placing his hands over hers.
- Avoid blocking the nose with food or formula so your kitten can breathe easily and not panic.
- The ocean's like a living, breathing, super-organism, using solar energy to drive the atmosphere with heat.
- It's passionate, and breathing, and alive, and it gets into your blood and makes your bones twist themselves up.
- But when their enemies lived nearby, ‘you shall save alive nothing that breathes, but you shall utterly destroy them.’
- If you are breathing and awake and alive, you have some little dream to keep you going.
- He was alive and breathing, but he was muttering as though out of his mind, and a bandage covered his eyes.
- They were still alive, still living and breathing and smiling.
- I paused to breathe in deeply before continuing the attack.
- It is, in short, an idea that is utterly indissoluble from our own living, breathing, everyday reality.
- Everyone cried and laughed for joy when they saw their elders alive and breathing.
- The soft tissues in the upper airway vibrate when you breathe in and out.
- Having a living, breathing, THINKING opponent really makes a world come to life.
- A figure of myself, alive and breathing, stands before me with gleaming eyes.
- The palomino horse was breathing heavily with all the running, and he deserved rest.
2(leather/fabric) dejar pasar el aire
- Thatch breathes, can use local materials, is highly insulating, and is extremely beautiful.
- Treasures here are stored in tissue paper rather than plastic because paper breathes.
- Plastic is no good for the soil because soil needs to breathe.
- Cotton breathes better than most fabrics and offers great absorbency.
- A smoke machine breathes white mist over the empty dancefloor.
- Decanting the wine also introduces air into the wine letting the wine breathe.
- This wine is easy to drink and got better as it breathed.
- Do you want to let the wine breathe before dinner?
- Pour out this wine and let it breathe while you're cooking up some lamb chops.
- Such wines should be left to breathe for a short time before serving simply to allow any bottle sickness to dissipate.
1(air/fumes) aspirar(fumes/air) respirar
2(onions/alcohol) oler a(cynicism/disillusion) destilar literarioshe breathed garlic all over me — me echó todo su aliento a ajo
- The whole picture breathes timidity and refinement.
- The formidable royal castle towering above the Danube still breathes the air of this era.
- The room seemed to breathe the air of a different era.
- Every sentence breathes the character of its author.
- His poem breathes the air of Middle Europe in the 1820s.
4(utter)(prayer) musitar(sigh) dejar escapar
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