Today’s word of the day is 闷 (mèn) which means ‘to be bored’. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 闷 (mèn).
郁闷 (yù mèn) Gloomy
The first word is 郁闷 (yù mèn) which means gloomy. A way of using it in a sentence is 最近她常常感到很郁闷，不知道该怎么办。 (Zuìjìn tā chángcháng gǎndào hěn yùmèn, bù zhīdào gāi zěnme bàn.) Recently she often feels very gloomy and doesn't know what to do.
闷热 (mèn rè) Hot and stuffy
Another word we can create with 闷 (mèn) is 闷热 (mèn rè). This means hot and stuffy. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 闷means to be bored, and 热 means hot. A way of using it in a sentence is 这个房间太小了，而且非常闷热。(Zhège fángjiān tài xiǎole, érqiě fēicháng mēnrè.) This room is too small and it’s extremely hot and stuffy.
闷死 (mèn sǐ) Suffocate
Finally, we can create the word 闷死 (mèn sǐ) which means to suffocate. The 死 here means dead. A way of using it in a sentence is 今天的天气真热，我差点被热闷死了。(Jīntiān de tiānqì zhēn rè, wǒ chàdiǎn bèi rè mēn sǐ le.) Today's weather is really hot. I almost suffocated from the heat.