ne pas sentir la rose

JohnA2Kwiziq community member

ne pas sentir la rose

Why not use de la?

Asked 3 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour John,

When 'sentir' is used to mean 'to smell like / of [sth]', it always uses the definite articles as it is referring to something general. 

See example below (always with the definite article):

Ça sent le chocolat = it smells of chocolate

Ça sent le brûlé ici it smells of burning in here

Ça sent les chaussettes dans ta chambre = it smells like dirty socks in your room

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

ne pas sentir la rose

Why not use de la?

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