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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “smell”

smell

verb [I, L only + adj] (CHARACTERISTIC)
特征
 
 
/smel/ (smelled or UK ALSO smelt)
to have a particular quality that others can notice with their noses
有…气味,发出…气味
My hands smell UKof/USlike 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?
Smells and smelling
(Definition of smell verb (CHARACTERISTIC) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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