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Why "Elle sent la vanille" and not "elle goût la vanille"?

StephenA2Kwiziq community member

Why "Elle sent la vanille" and not "elle goût la vanille"?

Asked 3 years ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Stephen,

The lesson mentions that sentir can be used to express taste in a general context.

So "Elle sent la vanille" could mean that she was able to detect/perceive the vanilla specifically within the overall taste experience. 

Jim

 

 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Goûter is "to taste" in the sense of sampling: Tu veux goûter à ma glace? -- Do you want to taste from my ice cream?

Why "Elle sent la vanille" and not "elle goût la vanille"?

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