嗅 means 'sniff'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 2000   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-38    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 16 words   Used in 18 words   Used in 1 name   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   to sniff, to smell
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See how 嗅 is closely related to dogs and why a literal term for “police dog” often represents a human! Learn to discuss the sense of smell, as in “Hounds use their keen sense of smell to hunt.” Discover a reason to include onomatopoeia in translating “The dog sniffed the ground.” And learn to talk about sniffing things out figuratively, as in “She caught wind of his true intentions.”
⿰   mouth   foul-smelling  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 嗅 is used 2 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 嗅 is used 17 times, read 2 ways.
キュウ : 6 words FIND ALL
sense of smell; olfaction
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: 11 words FIND ALL
1. Yama's pole with a human head on the top (able to discern good and evil of the dead)  (see also: 閻魔)
2. (being a) fuss-pot; complaining about things in the public eye
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Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 1988  Key to Kanji:

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キュウ   か to sniff, to smell   
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シュウ   くさ foul-smelling   にお to smell (bad)   
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ジ   シ   みずか self   
ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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