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oler
transitive verb
1. to smell
  • desde aquí huelo el tabaco I can smell the cigarette smoke from here
intransitive verb
2. to smell (despedir olor)(a of)
  • ¡qué mal huele aquí! it smells awful here!
  • este guisado huele que alimenta this stew smells delicious
  • oler a rayos to stink (to high heaven)
3. (parecer)
  • oler a to smack of
olerse
pronominal verb
1. (persona)
  • olerse algo to sense something
  • ya me olía yo algo así I suspected as much
oler
transitive verb
1 (percibir por la nariz) to smell
me gusta oler las flores I like smelling the flowers
2 (sospechar) to suspect
ha olido lo que estás tramando he suspects what you're up to; he's smelt a rat (familiar)
3 (curiosear) to poke one's nose into (familiar)
siempre anda oliendo lo que hacen los demás he's always poking his nose into other people's affairs
intransitive verb
1 (despedir olor) to smell;a of, like
huele muy bien [+comida] it smells very good; [+flor, perfume] it smells very nice; huele fatal it smells foul; huele que apesta it stinks; ¡qué mal huelen estos zapatos! these shoes smell awful!; huele a humedad it smells of damp; huele a tabaco it smells of cigarette smoke; aquí huele a quemado there's a smell of burning in here; le huele el aliento his breath smells; te huelen los pies your feet smell; huele que alimenta (familiar) (muy bien) it smells heavenly; (muy mal) it smells foul; it stinks to high heaven (familiar)
2 (indicando desconfianza)
sus excusas me huelen a camelo his excuses sound a bit fishy to me (familiar)
oler a chamusquina: todo esto me huele a chamusquina the whole thing sounds fishy to me
pronominal verb
olerse (sospechar) to suspect
nadie se había olido nada nobody had suspected anything; se olía que no iban a venir he had the feeling o suspicion that they weren't going to come
me huelo que se ha enfadado con nosotras
Verb Conjugations for oler
Gerund: oliendo
The irregular conjugations of this verb are in red.
Indicative
PresentPreteritImperfectConditionalFuture
yohueloolíolíaoleríaoleré
huelesolisteolíasoleríasolerás
él/ella/Ud.hueleolióolíaoleríaolerá
nosotrosolemosolimosolíamosoleríamosoleremos
vosotrosoléisolisteisolíaisoleríaisoleréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.huelenolieronolíanoleríanolerán
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