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smell
British English: /smɛl/
American English: /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 (past_tense: شَمِمْتُ, past_tense: شَمَمْتُ) (alcohol, onions)
    I can smell burning

    ‫أَشُمُّ رائِحةَ حَريقٍ‬‬
  • 3
    (to detect)
    اشْتَمَّ \ شَمَّ الرائِحةَ
    أَحَسَّ (+ 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 (past_tense: شَمِمْتُ, past_tense: شَمَمْتُ)

Phrasal verbs

smell out

smell [something] out, smell out [something] 1
(to discover) (dogs)
اكْتَشَفَ [شَيْئاً] عن طَريقِ الشَمِّ (drugs, explosives)
2
[informal] (to cause to stink)
نَشَرَ رائِحةً كَريهةً في [شَيْءٍ] (a room, house)

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