audio example by a male speaker
audio example by a female speaker
the above transcription of breathe is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.
press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of breathe
press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of breathe
An example use of breathe in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… of air that you breathe you know and and …”
Breathe means to take in air into the lungs and then exhale it.
the word breathe occurs in english on average 23.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.