Translation of smell in Spanish:
- 1.1 countable (odor) a nice smellan unpleasant smellun olor agradable or un buen olor or (in Latin America also) un rico olorthese roses have no smellun olor desagradablethere's a strong smell of garlic/burning in hereestas rosas no tienen perfumethis cheese has a funny smellhuele mucho a ajo/a quemadohay mucho olor a ajo/a quemadothere's a smell of defeat in the aireste queso huele raro or tiene un olor rarothe sweet smell of successel derrotismo se respira en el airela seducción del éxitoExample sentences1.2 (sniff) [colloquial] (no plural) to have o take a smell at o of something get a smell of that cheese!
¡cómo apesta ese queso!Example sentences1.3 uncountable (sense of smell) a keen/good sense of smell
- Christmas morning came with the smells of pine from candles and coffee in the kitchen.
- Putrid smells of raw sewage and burning garbage become acceptable after being exposed to these foul scents for a long enough time.
- As we were driving down these terrible, lumpy, unlit streets we were constantly catching whiffs of different smells.
un fino/buen (sentido del) olfatoExample sentences
- He had a smell of the rose, it had a lovely perfume.
- I love citrus -- but the first time I sprayed this on a card and took a smell I almost passed out. It is STRONG in the first few minutes.
- It's hard to breathe, your nose drips constantly and your sense of smell just isn't what it used to be.
- All anteaters have an excellent sense of smell; sight and hearing are not as well developed.
- On the day of the test none of the subjects reported to be suffering from nasal congestion or any other symptom thought to affect their sense of smell.
transitive verb past tense & past participle smelled or (in British English also) smelt
- 1.1 (sense) I can smell freshly baked breadwe could smell burninghay olor a pan recién hechohuele a pan recién hechosiento olor a pan recién hecho (especially Latin America)1.2 (sniff at)olía a quemadohabía olor a quemado(person)(animal)the dog smelled my shoes1.3 (recognize) See examples: to smell dangerel perro me olfateó los zapatosshe can smell trouble a mile offolfatear el peligrose huele los problemas desde lejos
intransitive verb past tense & past participle smelled or (in British English also) smelt
- 1.1 (give off odor) that smells good! it smells strong/deliciousit smells offhuele fuerte/deliciosotiene un olor muy fuerte/un olor deliciosoit smells in herehuele a podridotiene olor a podridoyour breath smells¡qué mal huele aquí!¡qué mal olor hay aquí! (Southern Cone)his feet smell he smells!tienes mal alientofrankly, this whole business smells [colloquial] [pejorative]huele malher perfume smells like roseseste asunto huele mal or [colloquial] huele a chamusquinato smellsu perfume huele a rosas or tiene olor a rosas
ofsomethingthe room smelled of dampoler aalgothey smell of money [colloquial]la habitación olía a humedadhabía olor a humedad en la habitación (Latin America)1.2 (sniff)están forrados (de dinero) [colloquial]están podridos en plata or (Spain) podridos de dinero [colloquial](person)(animal)Example sentences
Example sentences1.3 (sense) I can't smell: I've got a cold
- We separated the cats into two separate rooms and let them smell each other under the door.
- And the new initiatives are bomb sniffing dogs we are looking at, so can smell explosives hidden in containers.
- A police dog who happens to smell an illegal substance on casual passing in a train station is probably cause for detaining you.
no huelo nada, estoy resfriadoExample sentences
- The National Party council could smell the trouble back then in December.
- Lemond was unconvinced and believed, like many others, Hinault could smell a record sixth victory.
- Even without any evidence he can smell out the truth.
- I think a few more of those pastries have my name on them,’ she said looking down the hall to see if she could smell them out.
- You poured in everything that was left of the geranium essence, until the room was warm and scented and smelled like an exotic hothouse.
- But something else came with the earthy scent - something that smelled like smoke.
- It went on like this for several more rounds before what was in the pot finally tasted and smelled like something you'd want to serve on pasta.
- It is hard to describe what it is like under these bridges, where there is not enough height for a person to stand up straight, it smells, and the wind blows and even howls through the darkness.
- Someone comes into the building and it smells, things fall off in their hands, the floor doesn't look too secure.
- The carcass which had already began to smell revealed a red mess with two holes where eyes should have been.
- 1.1 (detect)
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