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To smell in Russian 🇷🇺

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to smell пахнуть
How to say “to smell” in Russian? “Пахнуть”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “пахнуть” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on to smell in Russian like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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### Tips to Remember
Mnemonic: Imagine a fragrant “pack” (like a pack of perfume) that “nutes” (nourishes) your sense of smell.
Visual: Picture a nose sniffing a package marked with the word.

### Explanations
"Пахнуть" means "to smell" in terms of emitting an odor.

### Synonyms
издавать запах (izdavat zapakh) – to emit a smell
благоухать (blagouhat) – to smell sweet, to be fragrant
вонять (vonyat’) – to stink (when the smell is bad)

### Conjugations
#### Infinitive
пахнуть (pakh-nut’)

#### Present Tense
– я пахну (ya pakhnu) – I smell
– ты пахнешь (ty pakhnesh) – you (singular) smell
– он/она/оно пахнет (on/ona/ono pakhnet) – he/she/it smells
– мы пахнем (my pakhnem) – we smell
– вы пахнете (vy pakhnite) – you (plural/formal) smell
– они пахнут (oni pakhnut) – they smell

#### Past Tense
– я/ты/он пах (ya/ty/on pakh) – I/you/he smelled
– я/ты/она пахла (ya/ty/ona pakhla) – I/you/she smelled
– оно пахло (ono pakhlo) – it smelled
– мы/вы/они пахли (my/vy/oni pakhli) – we/you/they smelled

#### Future Tense
In Russian, to express the future of "to smell," you generally use a form of the verb "буду" (to be) with the infinitive "пахнуть." For example:
– я буду пахнуть (ya budu pakhnut') – I will smell
– ты будешь пахнуть (ty budesh pakhnut') – you (singular) will smell
– он/она/оно будет пахнуть (on/ona/ono budet pakhnut') – he/she/it will smell
– мы будем пахнуть (my budem pakhnut') – we will smell
– вы будете пахнуть (vy budete pakhnut') – you (plural/formal) will smell
– они будут пахнуть (oni budut pakhnut') – they will smell

### Example Sentences
Моя любимая роза пахнет прекрасно.
(Moya lyubimaya roza pakhnet prekrasno.)
My favorite rose smells wonderful.

После дождя воздух всегда пахнет свежестью.
(Posle dozhdya vozdukh vsegda pakhnet svezhest’yu.)
After the rain, the air always smells fresh.

Вчера кухня пахла свежим хлебом.
(Vchera kukhnya pakhla svezhim khlebom.)
Yesterday, the kitchen smelled of fresh bread.

Это место будет пахнуть химикатами.
(Eto mesto budet pakhnut' khimikatami.)
This place will smell of chemicals.

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