匂う

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匂う (godan conjugation, hiragana におう, romaji niou)

  1. (usually written with 匂う) to smell good, to be fragrant
  2. (usually written with 臭う) to smell bad, to stink, being malodorous
  3. to be bright, to glow

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  • Usually written with 匂う when describing something as fragrant.
  • Usually written with 臭う when describing something that stinks.

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