- 1.1 (smell) olorcillo (m); (unpleasant) tufillo (m), olorcillo (m) I caught a whiff of gas percibí or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) sentí un olorcillo or tufillo a gas, me llegó una ráfaga or vaharada de gasMore example sentences
More example sentences1.2 (sniff) [colloquial/familiar] have a whiff of this milk huele esta leche, tómale el olor a esta leche (Latin America/América Latina)
- 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.
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- 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?
- 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.
In Spain, a privately owned school that receives no government funds is called a colegio privado. Parents pay monthly fees. Colegios privados cover all stages of primary and secondary education.