Translation of "smell" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb [ I, L only + adj ] (CHARACTERISTIC) 特征 uk us /smel/ (smelled or UK ALSO smelt)

to have a particular quality that others can notice with their noses

My hands smell UK of/US like onions. 我手上有洋葱味。
That cake smells good. 那蛋糕闻起来不错。
There's something in the fridge that smells mouldy. 冰箱里有东西闻起来发霉了。
Your feet smell (= have an unpleasant smell). Why don't you wash them? 你的脚臭哄哄的,为什么不洗洗呢?

(Translation of “smell verb (CHARACTERISTIC)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)