Quick answer
"Odor" is a noun which is often translated as "el olor", and "scent" is a noun which is often translated as "el perfume". Learn more about the difference between "odor" and "scent" below.
odor(
o
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duhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (smell)
a. el olor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There was a strong odor of curry emanating from the kitchen.De la cocina venía un olor fuerte a curry.
2. (unpleasant smell)
a. el mal olor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regular removal of garbage prevents odors from accumulating.La recogida regular de la basura previene la acumulación de malos olores.
3. (pleasant smell)
a. el aroma
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An odor of Havana cigars wafted across the room.Un aroma a cigarros habanos venía del otro lado de la habitación.
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scent(
sehnt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (smell)
a. el perfume
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The rich scent of the flowers wafted in on the breeze.La brisa traía el rico perfume de las flores.
b. el aroma
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The scent of fresh-ground coffee filled the kitchen.El aroma a café recién molido inundaba la cocina.
c. la fragancia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This rose has a very delicate and sweet scent.Esta rosa tiene una fragancia muy delicada y dulce.
d. el olor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I could smell the scent of soap on his skin.Podía sentir el olor a jabón en su piel.
2. (trail)
a. el rastro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The dogs followed him as far as the river, but then lost the scent.Los perros lo siguieron hasta el río, luego perdieron el rastro.
b. la pista
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The reporter was on the scent of a juicy story.La periodista seguía la pista de una historia jugosa.
3. (cologne)
a. el perfume
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I love that scent you're wearing.Me encanta el perfume que llevas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to smell)
a. olfatear
The dogs had scented a fox.Los perros habían olfateado un zorro.
b. rastrear
Sharks can scent their prey from over half a kilometer away.Los tiburones pueden rastrear su presa a distancias de más de medio kilómetro.
5. (to perfume)
a. pefumar
Smoldering incense scented the air.El incienso ardiente perfumaba el aire.
6. (to sense)
a. presentir
Scenting danger, he ran for cover.Presintiendo el peligro, corrió a guarecerse.
b. intuir
The opposition is scenting victory in the upcoming elections.La oposición intuye una victoria en las próximas elecciones.
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