sniff

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sniff(
snihf
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to smell an odor)
a. oler
Kirsten sniffed the chocolate and sighed in delight.Kirsten olió el chocolate y suspiró de placer.
b. olfatear
The tracker sniffed the air and said, "they were here five minutes ago."El rastreador olfateó el aire y dijo: "Estuvieron aquí hace cinco minutos".
2. (to draw into the nose)
a. aspirar
I sniffed the briny air and breathed a sigh of contentment.Aspiré el aire salobre y suspiré contento.
b. esnifar
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(drugs)
They were sniffing cocaine when I walked into the office.Estaban esnifando cocaína cuando entré en el despacho.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
3. (inhalation)
a. el resuello
(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).
(M)
She blew her nose and let out a sniff.Se sopló la nariz y se le escapó un resuello.
b. el resoplido
(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).
(M)
The boy gave a sniff and began to cry.El niño dio un resoplido y se echó a llorar.
4. (smell)
a. el olorcillo
(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).
(M)
Leslie picked up a sniff of the roses before she saw them in the vase on the kitchen counter.Leslie percibió el olorcillo de las rosas antes de verlas en el florero en la encimera de la cocina.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (to smell; used with "at")
a. oler
Jimmy sniffed at the cauliflower soup and made a face of disgust.Jimmy olió la sopa de coliflor e hizo una mueca de desagrado.
b. olfatear
The dog sniffed at the ground and wagged his tail.El perro olfateó el suelo y sacudió la cola.
c. husmear
The cat stretched its neck, sniffing and wiggling its whiskers.El gato extendió el cuello, husmeando y moviendo los bigotes.
d. olisquear
The wolf was sniffing and looking for food in the bushes.El lobo olisqueaba y buscaba comida en los arbustos.
6. (to show disdain)
a. despreciar
I'm hungry, and free food is nothing to sniff at.Tengo hambre, y la comida gratis no es de despreciar.
b. hacer un gesto de desprecio
The art dealer showed the collector another painting, but she just sniffed and kept walking.El marchante le enseñó otro cuadro a la coleccionista, pero esta se limitó a hacer un gesto de desprecio y siguió paseando.
7. (to inhale through the nose)
a. sorber
Kevin slammed the door. Anita was completely stunned, and proceeded to whimper and sniff for a long while.Kevin cerró la puerta de golpe. Anita se quedó atónita, y terminó lloriqueando y sorbiendo un buen rato.
b. resoplar
Stop sniffing! Blow your nose already.Deja de resoplar y suénate la nariz ya.
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sniff
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a.
to take a sniff at somethingolfatear algo
with a sniff of disgustcon un aire disgustado
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (smell)
a. oler, olfatear
3. (detect)
a. olfatear, detectar
4. (inhale; air)
a. aspirar
5. (cocaine, glue)
a. esnifar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (inhale)
a. inspirar
7. (disdainfully)
a. hacer un gesto de desprecio
8. (colloquial)
a.
it's not to be sniffed atno es moco de pavo
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sniff [snɪf]
noun
1 (act) sorbo (m) (por la nariz); (by dog) husmeo (m)
one sniff of that would kill you una inhalación de eso te mataría; to go out for a sniff of air salir a tomar el fresco; we never got a sniff of the vodka no llegamos siquiera a oler el vodka
2 (faint smell) olorcito (m)
transitive verb
[+snuff etc] sorber (por la nariz); aspirar; [+smell] oler; [+dog etc] olfatear; husmear
just sniff these flowers huele un poco estas flores; the dog sniffed my hand el perro me olfateó or me husmeó la mano; you can sniff the sea air here aquí se huele ese aire de mar; sniff the gas deeply aspire profundamente el gas; to sniff glue esnifar or inhalar pegamento
intransitive verb
[+person] aspirar por la nariz; sorber; sorberse la nariz; [+dog etc] oler; husmear; olfatear
stop sniffing! ¡deja de sorberte la nariz!; to sniff at sth oler algo; despreciar algo; desdeñar algo; an offer not to be sniffed at una oferta que no es de despreciar or desdeñar; the dog sniffed at my shoes el perro olió mis zapatos
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