In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(smell)(person) oler(animal) olfatear(animal) olisquear
- It was perched on the edge of one of the counters, sniffing the air with its tiny blue nose.
- There's another network that will be sniffing the air for radioactive particles.
- I sniffed the air; I couldn't pick up any scents that were out of place.
- In fact, there was so much polish that you could almost get high by sniffing the air.
- The dog leapt from the sidecar sniffing the air and ground for any sign of the vampiress.
- He then progressed to sitting outside on the back doorstep, sniffing the air and surveying the territory.
- He pulled back the piece of cloth that swathed his sunburnt head, and sniffed the air.
- He brought the wet clump of earth to his nose and sniffed at it.
- Rather than give an answer, the major sniffed the air, heavy with the scent of cooking.
- The thing entered the room and looked around, sniffing the air for the scent of what he was after.
- He sniffs the air, and catches a million faint scents no one else on the planet can detect.
- He leaned over the pot and sniffed appreciatively as the smell of lamb reached his pointed nose.
- She moved among the ashes sniffing the air hoping to pick up on his scent.
- The wolf turned his head as he sniffed the air, catching the scent of man in his nostrils.
- As we skimmed across the lagoon, sniffing the sea air, there was nothing to see at first but the odd sea bird perched on a marker buoy.
- The snow tiger seemed edgy, and she sniffed the air as if searching for something.
- He sniffs the air and finds the scent of the pizza.
- Joe's collie dog got up from her basket under the table and joined him at the door, sniffing the air.
- She walked towards him tentatively, sniffing the air, her cries echoing off the hard surfaces of the lab.
- And I would see people subtly sniff the air and then their own clothing, not sure whether it was themselves that were smelling slightly off or not.
2(say scornfully)decir con desdéndecir desdeñosamente
- The smaller one picked them up, sniffed at them, and then glanced around suspiciously.
- The two mongrel dogs skulked to her side and sniffed at the hem of her dress.
- Five years ago we just would not even have sniffed at those awards.
- They picked up items that lay strewn across the small control panel and sniffed at them.
- Surreptitiously, he sniffed at it as he raised it to his lips, then took a small sip.
- His large snout sniffed at the air, and he bowed graciously, his large ears flopping.
- His mother passed him a cup of tea, which he sniffed at suspiciously.
- The predator sniffed at her prey once more, suddenly doubting that she had caught a genuine mate.
- The grass waved around in the breeze and a few animals scurried away except for a rabbit, whose curiosity overcame it and it sniffed at the human.
- The girl sniffed at them and swept off to find someone less boyish to play with.
- He picked it up, sniffed at it, and brought it as close to his eye as he could.
- Nothing will stop him trying to sniff out chances.
- She sniffed wearily at the smell of smoke, sweat and beery farts and opened the window.
- The dog sniffed at each of them in turn, wagged his huge tail, and gave a booming bark of satisfaction.
- Like I mention in all my articles, search engines are getting smarter and can detect and sniff out a network of web sites created to help one thing, profit.
- A hairless hand scooped the slabs up and raised them to the face as the creature sniffed at the steaks.
- Angel sniffed at my hand, then climbed up my arm and started sniffing at my face.
- In the past, some elitists have sniffed at her for precisely these reasons, but her fans love her as much for who she is as for her beautiful voice.
- She slowly sat up, sniffing and wiping her nose with a hand, happy anyway.
- He sniffed at the plate, determining by scent in which sequence to push the buttons.
1(animal) husmear(animal) olfatear(animal) olisquear(animal) olfatear / olisquear algostop sniffing! — ¡no te sorbas la nariz!
- I miss him, she said sniffing — —lo echo de menos —dijo, tratando de no llorar
- she sniffed audibly when I told her how much it had cost — resopló cuando le dije cuánto había costado
- to sniff at sth — oler algo
2to sniff at(be dismissive)despreciardesdeñarit's not to be sniffed at — no es de despreciar / desdeñar
1(act, sound)I heard sobs and sniffs coming from her bedroom — oí sollozos y resuellos que venían de su habitación
- she gave a sniff to clear her nose — aspiró fuerte para despejarse la nariz
- she gave a sniff and turned her back on me — dio un resoplido y me volvió la espalda
- to have a sniff of sth — oler algo
- have a sniff of this — huele esto
- one sniff of the gas and he felt drowsy — con una inhalación del gas ya se sintió adormecido
2(smell)olor masculineolorcillo masculine
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