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04:52 Mar 21, 2002
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: What does it smell like?
asking about a food
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1その食べ物はどんな匂いがしますか?xxxrya
4 +1どんな香りがするの?Mike Sekine


  

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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
どんな香りがするの?


Explanation:
don-na kaori ga suruno?

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Note added at 2002-03-21 06:41:03 (GMT)
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どんな香りがしますか? don-na kaori ga shimaska

is more formal.

Mike Sekine
Japan
Local time: 17:46
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
PRO pts in pair: 80

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  J_R_Tuladhar
2 hrs

agree  Manish Vadehra
10 hrs

neutral  xxxrya: I just wonder...are you using someone's name and photo, who is recently in trouble? If so, I think it's not funny at all. You used to use some catoon character or somethin... I hope you won't be in any trouble by this. Beg your pardon if I'm wrong.
18 hrs
  -> I have used Apolo Anton Ohno, Sarah Hughes and The Rock.. I'm not trying to hide identity really. I don't make new phony accounts

disagree  tmmmrt: I wouldn't use "香り" to describe a food; I'd go with "匂い".
5 days
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15 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
その食べ物はどんな匂いがしますか?


Explanation:
Basically, agree with Muneo. But when I use Japanese, I don't use this word "Kaori" much on foods.
Kaori sounds to be more relating to pleasant smell like fragrance, perfume, flowers, etc. I think that 匂い、and 臭い, they are different, right?
I like curry, and I say カレーのとってもいい匂いがするね。Give me some comments, will you?

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Note added at 2002-03-25 20:27:18 (GMT)
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sono tabemono ha donna nioi ga shimasu ka?

xxxrya
PRO pts in pair: 2

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  LEXICON KK: true. 匂い is used more often with food, 香り on the otherhand is more common with fragrance, etc
13 mins
  -> Thanks.
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