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How to say "tastes/smells like"

Posted by dixch March 8, 2013 in the Group Grammar Questions.

Is there a direct translation for "this smells like that?". The best I can find in the dictionary is "味同嚼蜡“ (tastes as if one is chewing wax, meaning tasteless). Can I use this pattern for everything? Can you use it for metaphors?

e.g.

This plum tastes like my childhood

这个李子有童年的味道。 Or 这个李子味同我的同年。

This cake tastes like vanilla

 这个蛋糕味同香草

Your room smells like socks

你房间有脏袜子的臭

How about “the smell of..."

e.g. Our living room is filled with the smell of wet washing

我们客厅被湿衣服的味道满

 

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