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smell

Pronunciation: /smɛl/

Translation of smell in Arabic:

noun/اسم

  • 1 (odour) رائِحة (plural: رَوائِحُ) the smell of roasted coffee رائِحة البُنِّ المُحَمَّصِ what a horrible smell! يا لَلْرائِحةِ البَشِعةِ!
  • 2 (sense) to have a good sense of smell كانَ لَدَيْهِ حاسّةُ شَمٍّ جَيِّدةٍ

transitive verb/فعل متعد (past tense/زمن الماضي, past participle/اسم المفعول smelled or , smelt (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية) )

  • 1 (to notice) شَمَّ (I) (stem vowel = a or u) (past tense: شَمِمْتُ, past tense: شَمَمْتُ) [alcohol] [onions] I can smell burning ‫أَشُمُّ رائِحةَ حَريقٍ‬‬
  • 2 (to sniff at) شَمَّ (I) (stem vowel = a or u) (past tense: شَمِمْتُ, past tense: شَمَمْتُ), اشْتَمَّ (VIII) [a flower] [perfume]
  • 3 (to detect) اشْتَمَّ \ شَمَّ الرائِحةَ, أَحَسَّ (IV) (+ ب) [danger] [success] [a problem]

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد (past tense/زمن الماضي, past participle/اسم المفعول smelled or , smelt (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية) )

  • 1 (to have an odour) [liquid] [gases] فاحَتْ \ انْبَعَثَتْ مِنْهُ رائِحةٌ this gas doesn't smell هذا الغازُ عَديمُ الرائِحةِ to smell of roses فاحَتْ مِنْهُ رائِحةُ الوُرودِ that smells like curry رائِحَتُهُ مِثْلُ رائِحةِ الكاري
  • 2 (to have a sense of smell) شَمَّ (I) (stem vowel = a or u) (past tense: شَمِمْتُ, past tense: شَمَمْتُ)

Phrasal verbs

smell out

smell [sth] outsmell out [sth] (to discover) [dogs] اكْتَشَفَ [شَيْئاً] عن طَريقِ الشَمِّ [drugs] [explosives] 1.1 [informal/غير رسمي], (to cause to stink) نَشَرَ رائِحةً كَريهةً في [شَيْءٍ] [a room] [house]

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