In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(voice) entrecortadothe blow left me breathless — el golpe me dejó sin aliento / me cortó la respiración
- we waited in breathless expectation — esperamos con ansia
- he arrived breathless — llegó jadeando / sin aliento / sin resuello
- she managed to utter a few breathless words — logró decir algunas palabras entrecortadas
- All it accomplished was to leave him breathless and gasping.
- We had started out the last song breathless, and ended completely exhausted.
- In a moment's time, he was back, breathless and heaving for air.
- Air whooshed from his chest and Nyte was left breathless, gasping and coughing for air.
- The test ends when the patient is exhausted or too breathless to continue.
- He had chased her all around until she was breathless, panting and gasping.
- She looked breathless and exhausted but she was still alert.
- There is no need to suffer by doing exercises which leave us breathless and sweating.
- The swordsman was breathless and tired, yet he had fared better than all his friends, though he did not know it.
- I began hearing breathless gasps and I realized that they were mine.
- ‘They couldn't be coming after us so quickly,’ he reckoned, breathless and gasping.
- He'd turn his head toward me, his chest still moving up and down quickly from the rapid, breathless exertion.
- She looked up at him, breathless and gasping in surprise.
- She ran swiftly up the flights of spiraled staircase, panting and breathless.
- She found herself lying on the ground, tired and breathless.
- The monologue had gone on so long that he was breathless.
- The day passed by and our party arrived at the new lodge, tired and breathless.
- Within a month of her diagnosis, she was too tired and breathless to walk across her living room.
- Drenched in sweat, they are prostrated by fatigue, breathless in the suffocating heat.
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