How to Say “It smells good.” in Japanese

How do you say “It smells good.” in Japanese?

Today’s phrase is :

It smells good.


 ii nioi*

If you want to speak politely, you can say :


 ii nioidesune*

We pronounce “ii nioi” like “ī nioi”.

  • It = それは sorewa
  • smells good = いい匂い ii nioi

We often omit the subject in everyday conversation. We do not usually say “それは sorewa (= it)” in this case.

それは いい匂い
It smells good