Sens ou l’odeur ?

Ulrike B2Kwiziq community member

Sens ou l’odeur ?

Why can’t it be “tu as l’odeur du pain” ?

Asked 3 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Ulrike,

In the context of expressing the sense of smell, you will first use "sentir"

However, you may use "avoir l'odeur de [quelque chose]" if you want to have a specific smell : 

Je veux avoir l'odeur de la vanille dans mon parfum. = I want to have the smell of vanilla in my perfume.

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Sens ou l’odeur ?

Why can’t it be “tu as l’odeur du pain” ?

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