There are 2 translations of smell in Spanish:

smell1

Pronunciation: /smel/

n

  • 1.1 c (odor) olor (m) a nice smell un olor agradable or un buen olor or (AmL tb) un rico olor an unpleasant smell un olor desagradable these roses have no smell estas rosas no tienen perfume there's a strong smell of garlic/burning in here huele mucho a ajo/a quemado, hay mucho olor a ajo/a quemado this cheese has a funny smell este queso huele raro or tiene un olor raro there's a smell of defeat in the air el derrotismo se respira en el aire the sweet smell of success la seducción del éxito 1.2 (sniff) [colloquial/familiar] (no pl) to have o take a smell at o of sth oler* algo, tomarle el olor a algo (AmL) get a smell of that cheese! ¡cómo apesta ese queso! 1.3 u (sense of smell) olfato (m) a keen/good sense of smell un fino/buen (sentido del) olfato

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There are 2 translations of smell in Spanish:

smell2

(past & past p smelled or (BrE also) , smelt)

vt

  • 1.1 (sense) oler* I can smell freshly baked bread hay olor a pan recién hecho, huele a pan recién hecho, siento olor a pan recién hecho (esp AmL) we could smell burning olía a quemado, había olor a quemado 1.2 (sniff at) [person] oler*; [animal] olfatear the dog smelled my shoes el perro me olfateó los zapatos 1.3 (recognize) to smell danger olfatear el peligro she can smell trouble a mile off se huele los problemas desde lejos

vi

  • 1.1 (give off odor) oler* that smells good! ¡qué bien huele!, ¡qué rico olor! (AmL) it smells strong/delicious huele fuerte/delicioso, tiene un olor muy fuerte/un olor delicioso it smells off huele a podrido, tiene olor a podrido it smells in here ¡qué mal huele aquí!, ¡qué mal olor hay aquí! (CS) your breath smells tienes mal aliento his feet smell le huelen los pies he smells! huele mal frankly, this whole business smells [colloq & pej] este asunto huele mal or [familiar/colloquial] huele a chamusquina her perfume smells like roses su perfume huele a rosas or tiene olor a rosas to smell of sth oler* a algo the room smelled of damp la habitación olía a humedad, había olor a humedad en la habitación (AmL) they smell of money [colloquial/familiar] están forrados (de dinero) [familiar/colloquial], están podridos en plata or (Esp) podridos de dinero [familiar/colloquial] 1.2 (sniff) [person] oler*; [animal] olfatear 1.3 (sense) oler* I can't smell: I've got a cold no huelo nada, estoy resfriado

Phrasal verbs

smell out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (detect) [dog] olfatear; [trouble] olerse* 1.2 (cause to smell) (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] smell up

smell up

v + adv + o, v + o + adv (AmE)
[colloquial/familiar] [place] (hacer*) apestar, dejar hediondo

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In the River Plate region of Latin America the word copetín can mean an aperitif or light snack, or a social occasion at which these are consumed, generally before the evening meal.