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Meaning of 闷

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(Trad.: 悶)
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (heart) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Surround from above
    • [ mén ] gate, door, entrance, opening
    • [ xīn ] heart; mind; soul
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  • Pinyin: mēn

    English Definition: stuffy; shut indoors; to smother; to cover tightly
    Chinese Definition:
    ①因空气不流通而引起的感觉:闷气。闷热。
    ②密闭,使不透气:茶刚沏上,闷会儿再喝。
    ③不吭声,不声张:他只是闷头苦干。

    Example Words:
    闷热 mēn sultry; sultriness; hot and stuffy; stifling hot
    闷声闷气 mēn shēng mēn muffled
    胸闷 xiōng mēn chest pain; chest distress
    闷声不响 mēn shēng xiǎng to keep silent
    闷嘴葫芦 mēn zuǐ lu silent person (idiom)
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  • Pinyin: mèn

    English Definition: bored; depressed; melancholy; sealed; airtight; tightly closed
    Chinese Definition:
    ①心烦,不舒畅:愁闷。沉闷。郁闷。闷懑。闷闷不乐。
    ②密闭,不透气:闷子车。

    Example Words:
    苦闷 mèn depressed; dejected; feeling low
    沉闷 chén mèn oppressive (of weather); heavy; depressed; not happy; (of sound) dull; muffled
    烦闷 fán mèn moody; gloomy
    郁闷 mèn gloomy; depressed
    解闷 jiě mèn to relieve boredom or melancholy; a diversion
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