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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.

彼女は息を飲んだ。Parts: 彼女 (かのじょ), 息を呑む (いきをのむ)She caught her breath.

彼は息をのんだ。Parts: (かれ), 息を呑む (いきをのむ)He held his breath.

それを見て私は息をのんだ。Parts: 其れ (それ), 見る (みる), (わたし), 息を呑む (いきをのむ)When I saw it, it took my breath away.
Quand je vis cela, j'en eus le souffle coupé.

その山の頂上からの眺めに私は息をのんだ。Parts: 其の (その), (やま), 頂上 (ちょうじょう), から, 眺め (ながめ), (わたし), 息を呑む (いきをのむ)The view from the top of the mountain took my breath away.

ジョーンはその光景を見て息を飲んだ。Parts: 其の (その), 光景 (こうけい), 見る (みる), 息を呑む (いきをのむ)Joan caught her breath when she saw the sight.

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