Translation of whiff in Spanish:
- 1 (smell)olorcillo (masculine)(unpleasant) tufillo (masculine)I caught a whiff of gas
olorcillo (masculine)percibí or (in Latin America also) sentí un olorcillo or tufillo a gas
me llegó una ráfaga or vaharada de gasExample sentences
- She climbed in the window with ease and as she approached the stairs she caught a whiff of perfume not belonging to Mrs. Chavez.
- He caught a whiff of her hair; it smelled like citrus.
- He heard faint movements, and caught a whiff of perfume.
- Plus an unpleasant whiff of effluent as in the previous week's remorseless attacks on Cherie Blair, not for anything she's said or done but for the way she looks.
- The smell, however, lingered on for a while and despite the baking sunshine, at week's end there still was a whiff of unpleasantness in the air.
- After all, who hasn't found themselves in the middle of a favourite movie only to catch a whiff of some foul miasma making its way merrily up your nostrils?
- 2 (sniff) [colloquial]have a whiff of this milkhuele esta leche
tómale el olor a esta leche (Latin America)Example sentences
- I looked to Cory, who was seated in the front of the boat, holding his fingers to his nose and taking a deep whiff.
- I stepped into the shop, took a deep whiff of the powerful chocolate and sugar scents, and studied the pastry case.
- He took a deep whiff of the salty sea air and sighed.
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