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
- Putrid smells of raw sewage and burning garbage become acceptable after being exposed to these foul scents for a long enough time.
- 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.
- He followed me up the stairs into the lit up kitchen where the smells from dinner were still lingering.
- You can fry these a little in advance if you really do not want oily smells lingering.
- 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.
- 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.
- Christmas morning came with the smells of pine from candles and coffee in the kitchen.
- 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.
- The restaurant itself came with the scents and smells of peppers and other spices.
- I followed Shelia into the large kitchen; the smells made me hungry!
- Some people have hypersensitive skin and are allergic to various pollen, fragrant smells and sunlight.
- The workshop was full of the smells of freshly brewed coffee, hot metal and scorched cloth.
- 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.
- 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.
- As we were driving down these terrible, lumpy, unlit streets we were constantly catching whiffs of different smells.
- 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.
- The air filled with the fragrant smells of the meadow.
- I felt the cold ocean breeze blow across my face, filling my nose with the salty smell of the ocean.
- The smells of coffee and frying bacon teased his appetite as he looked around studying the scene.
2informal(sniff)to have / take a smell at / of sth — oler algo
- get a smell of that cheese! — ¡cómo apesta ese queso!
- 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.
- He had a smell of the rose, it had a lovely perfume.
3(sense of smell)olfato masculinea keen/good sense of smell — un fino/buen (sentido del) olfato
- According to a recent report in Nature, differing airflow in the right and left nostrils results in different perceptions of smell.
- Parkinson's disease or Alzheimer's disease can make people lose their sense of smell.
- The patient should be asked about the use of tobacco or cocaine, because these substances can adversely affect the 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.
- She loved her sharp sense of hearing, her sharp sense of smell, her sharp vision, and her sharp claws.
- 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.
- Hummingbirds don't have much sense of smell, so the scent of the herbs won't deter them from seeking nectar from their blossoms.
- Deer are extremely cautious animals with keen senses of smell and hearing.
- Wild cats have a well developed sense of smell and hearing.
- All anteaters have an excellent sense of smell; sight and hearing are not as well developed.
- Because dogs have a very high sense of smell, they were able to detect minute quantities of the organic compounds produced by tumors.
- Yes, lobsters' small antennae work like the human nose, only the crustaceans' sense of smell is keener.
- Some women find that they have an enhanced sense of smell and are more sensitive to odors during pregnancy.
- Smoking can also affect your breathing, taste and sense of smell.
- It's hard to breathe, your nose drips constantly and your sense of smell just isn't what it used to be.
- These animals track their prey using their excellent sense of smell, eyesight, and hearing.
- Cigarette smoking by itself does not cause complete loss of the 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.
- Humans may have two nostrils, but these don't necessarily share the same sense of smell.
- But if you're eating leaves, smell becomes less important than vision.
1(sense)olerI can smell freshly baked bread — hay olor a pan recién hecho
- we could smell burning — había olor a quemado
- 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.
2(sniff at)(person) oler(animal) olfatearthe dog smelled my shoes — el perro me olfateó los zapatos
- And the new initiatives are bomb sniffing dogs we are looking at, so can smell explosives hidden in containers.
- To introduce the cats, keep them separated for a few days, allowing them to smell each others bedding.
- I'm open to being convinced it's not some politicians having hysterics, but so far, that's how it smells to me.
- The more I've thought about this one, the more it smells to me.
- The National Party council could smell the trouble back then in December.
- From a distance, it smells as if the national-security hoop-de-do about the Valerie Plame leak is exaggerated.
- If a dog indicates to its handler that it can smell an illicit substance, the officer can order an on-the-spot body search.
- We need people who have the skills to smell out somebody who comes along to try to fit us up - and I am talking about us, about Maori, as well.
- A police dog who happens to smell an illegal substance on casual passing in a train station is probably cause for detaining you.
- Even without any evidence he can smell out the truth.
- Lemond was unconvinced and believed, like many others, Hinault could smell a record sixth victory.
- We separated the cats into two separate rooms and let them smell each other under the door.
- Voters smell out opportunism from a long way off and don't like it.
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 rico olor! Latin America
- 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 podridos de dinero
- The inside of the restaurant smelled like an odd mixture of pine trees and food.
- The carcass which had already began to smell revealed a red mess with two holes where eyes should have been.
- I inhaled his scent, my face in his chest; he smelled like grass after it just finished raining.
- The room smelled like jasmine, and the scent didn't go away even when he'd opened the window earlier in the day.
- I had never set foot in a courtroom before; it was cold and smelled like damp, musty wood.
- Someone comes into the building and it smells, things fall off in their hands, the floor doesn't look too secure.
- I knew because it smelled sterilized and everything was white and boring.
- The passage Ruse had found was dark and damp and the air smelled like wet grass after it had rained hard for several days.
- The highly effective, biodegradable stuff smells so fresh that it just might refine your sense of clean for good.
- The hairdresser tied a cape around his shoulders, washed his hair with shampoo that smelled like peaches.
- In some cases, the vomited milk may smell curdled because it has mixed with stomach acid.
- It smells here....after three weeks of fresh air, I really notice it.
- But something else came with the earthy scent - something that smelled like smoke.
- The vagrant, who was filthy and smelled like sewage, walked alongside the man and kept tugging at his elbow while demanding money.
- Its shape was that of a gull drawn by a child with a soft hand and sense of things aesthetic and it smelled lightly of sandalwood as he drew near us.
- Her hair smelled like the roses, and her scent was of lavender.
- It smells in here, the toilet won't flush.
- He tasted it, because it sure smelled like bread, and then ate it.
- He smelled like strawberries, an innocent summery scent that flooded over and through me, evoking memories and images of a time not so long gone.
- 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 smelled like lavender, a smooth, calming scent, and I dumped it generously into the water.
- Sometimes the air would smell polluted, but I guess that was because the neighborhood we were driving through lived near the dump.
- Tonight she'd simply put a frozen pizza in the oven and taken it out when it smelled done.
- 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.
- You poured in everything that was left of the geranium essence, until the room was warm and scented and smelled like an exotic hothouse.
2(sniff)(person) oler(animal) olfatear
3(sense)olerI can't smell: I've got a cold — no huelo nada, estoy resfriado
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.