In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(odor)olor masculinea nice smell — un olor agradable / un buen 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
- this cheese has a funny smell — este queso huele raro / 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
- Today's the day for refuse collection where I live, and the miasma of smells and stench from the bins was like wading through a marsh this morning.
- As I opened the door to the kitchen, the wonderful smells of Christmas baking met my nose, and I wanted just to sit down and enjoy it for hours on end.
- As we were driving down these terrible, lumpy, unlit streets we were constantly catching whiffs of different smells.
- He said the new silo would not affect the smells and odours from the premises, since it would be enclosed and would not alter the processes taking place at the plant.
- The smells of coffee and frying bacon teased his appetite as he looked around studying the scene.
- American breakfasts are a combination of all of the above: simple food, wholesome ingredients, frying, baking, sweet and savoury divine smells and lots of it.
- And then, before I could get to working out another approach to the opening, rich fruity baking smells came wafting along from the kitchen and my working day was done.
- It's full of the most wonderful sights and smells - stalls with cheap but high quality vegetables, meats and breads.
- Tara's nose tuned into smell of breakfast and decided to go downstairs to get a bite to eat.
- I felt the cold ocean breeze blow across my face, filling my nose with the salty smell of the ocean.
- I followed Shelia into the large kitchen; the smells made me hungry!
- The air filled with the fragrant smells of the meadow.
- The workshop was full of the smells of freshly brewed coffee, hot metal and scorched cloth.
- Christmas morning came with the smells of pine from candles and coffee in the kitchen.
- Sitting in the verandah, the separate smells of tomatoes, lemons and gourd reach me, and I know I will smell them again in my memory.
- Putrid smells of raw sewage and burning garbage become acceptable after being exposed to these foul scents for a long enough time.
- He followed me up the stairs into the lit up kitchen where the smells from dinner were still lingering.
- Some people have hypersensitive skin and are allergic to various pollen, fragrant smells and sunlight.
- You can fry these a little in advance if you really do not want oily smells lingering.
- The restaurant itself came with the scents and smells of peppers and other spices.
2informal(sniff)to have / take a smell at / of sth — tomarle el olor a algo Latin America
- get a smell of that cheese! — ¡cómo apesta ese queso!
- 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.
3(sense of smell)olfato masculinea keen/good sense of smell — un fino/buen (sentido del) olfato
- 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.
- The patient should be asked about the use of tobacco or cocaine, because these substances can adversely affect the sense of smell.
- Hummingbirds don't have much sense of smell, so the scent of the herbs won't deter them from seeking nectar from their blossoms.
- These animals track their prey using their excellent sense of smell, eyesight, and hearing.
- Some women find that they have an enhanced sense of smell and are more sensitive to odors during pregnancy.
- Wild cats have a well developed sense of smell and hearing.
- Because dogs have a very high sense of smell, they were able to detect minute quantities of the organic compounds produced by tumors.
- Smoking can also affect your breathing, taste and sense of smell.
- She loved her sharp sense of hearing, her sharp sense of smell, her sharp vision, and her sharp claws.
- Parkinson's disease or Alzheimer's disease can make people lose their sense of smell.
- 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.
- Advancing age is also associated with a decrease in the basal metabolic rate, as well as changes in the senses of taste and smell.
- Cigarette smoking by itself does not cause complete loss of the sense of smell.
- Yes, lobsters' small antennae work like the human nose, only the crustaceans' sense of smell is keener.
- Humans may have two nostrils, but these don't necessarily share the same sense of smell.
- In order to perceive the smell of a grapefruit, our sense of smell only requires just two molecules, the chemical eye needs hundreds if not thousands to stick to its gold chips.
- According to a recent report in Nature, differing airflow in the right and left nostrils results in different perceptions of smell.
- Deer are extremely cautious animals with keen senses of smell and hearing.
- But if you're eating leaves, smell becomes less important than vision.
1(sense)olerI can smell freshly baked bread — huele a pan recién hecho
- we could smell burning — olía a quemado
2(sniff at)(person) oler(animal) olfatearthe dog smelled my shoes — el perro me olfateó los zapatos
3(recognize)to smell danger — olfatear el peligro
- she can smell trouble a mile off — se huele los problemas desde lejos
1(give off odor)olerthat smells good! — ¡qué bien huele!
- it smells strong/delicious — tiene un olor muy fuerte/un olor delicioso
- it smells off — tiene olor a podrido
- it smells in here — ¡qué mal olor hay aquí!
- your breath smells — tienes mal aliento
- his feet smell — le huelen los pies
- he smells! — huele mal
- frankly, this whole business smells — este asunto huele mal
- her perfume smells like roses — su perfume huele a rosas / tiene olor a rosas
- to smell of sth — oler a algo
- the room smelled of damp — la habitación olía a humedad
- they smell of money — están forrados (de dinero)
2(sniff)(person) oler(animal) olfatear
3(sense)olerI can't smell: I've got a cold — no huelo nada, estoy resfriado
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