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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (sense)
a. smell
Leí que el olfato es el más poderoso de los cinco sentidos.I read that smell is the most powerful of the five senses.
b. sense of smell
Los perros sabuesos tienen un olfato extraordinariamente agudo.Bloodhound dogs have an extraordinarily keen sense of smell.
2. (intuition)
a. nose
Juan tiene muy buen olfato para las inversiones. Siempre le va bien.Juan has a good nose for investments. He always does very well.
b. instinct
Si mi olfato no me engaña, ella no está diciendo toda la verdad.If my instinct doesn't fail me, she is not telling all the truth.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sentido)
a. sense of smell
2. (sagacidad)
a. nose, instinct
tener olfato para algoto be a good judge of something
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1 (sentido) smell; sense of smell
2 (instinto) instinct; intuition
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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