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息を呑む息を飲む息をのむ息を嚥む
Readings
いきをのむ
ikiwonomu
Meanings
Expression
Godan verb with 'mu' ending
to catch one's breath, to gulp, to have one's breath taken away, to gaspvor Überraschung die Luft anhalten, überrascht sein

Kanji
ON: ソクKUN: いき
breath, respiration, son, interest (on money)

ON: トン, ドンKUN: の.む
drink

ON: ソクKUN: いき
breath, respiration, son, interest (on money)

ON: イン, オンKUN: の.む, -の.み
drink, smoke, take

ON: ソクKUN: いき
breath, respiration, son, interest (on money)

ON: ソクKUN: いき
breath, respiration, son, interest (on money)

ON: エンKUN: の.む
swallow

Conjugated forms
Example sentences
カール・ランジの記録破りの幅跳びに、観衆は息を呑んだ。Parts: 記録 (きろく), 破り (やぶり), 幅跳び (はばとび), 観衆 (かんしゅう), 息を呑む (いきをのむ)Karl Lange's record breaking long jump took the crowd's breath away.

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