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:

    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:

    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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Example Sentences
It' s a little bit stuffy for some people.
It is very oppressive today.
Let the tea draw for a while and the flavour will come out.
Speak out. Don't just brood over things.
Don't you feel bored staying here all alone? Why not come out with us for a walk?