I know that currently people in Chinese would say "很重的味道“。 But I'm wondering if there are any other ways of saying it. Could I say "很大的味道 “ or ”很浓的味道“ if I'm referring to something like a hot sauce?

  • At my first glance, 很重/很大/很浓的味道 implies smelly if without any context. For flavor, "很重的 口味" is more specific.
    – Stan
    Jul 21, 2014 at 13:16

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很大/很重/很浓/很冲 these words are common. 很大 is used for SMELL. 很重 more for TASTE and has a negative feel(A very popular word now in China is 重口, which is somehow similar to HARDCORE).很浓 is used to describe liquid or smell.(It is also used to describe a feeling. 爱意很浓 means love is very strong. 睡意很浓 means very sleepy )As for 很冲 it means the smell/taste is spicy like pepper or mustard(脾气很冲 means hot-tempered),.

  • 重口 = 重口味, right?
    – Mou某
    Jul 21, 2014 at 14:07
  • yes. it's in short.@user3306356
    – Sean C.
    Jul 21, 2014 at 14:09

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