Today’s word of the day is 闻 (wén) which means ‘smell’. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 闻 (wén).
新闻 (xīn wén) News
The first word is 新闻 (xīn wén) which means ‘news’. 新 means new. A way of using it in a sentence is 今天的新闻很有意思。(Jīntiān de xīnwén hěn yǒuyìsi.) Today’s news is very interesting.
闻名 (wén míng) Well-known
Another word we can create with 闻 (wén) is 闻名 (wén míng). This means ‘well-known’. 名 means ‘name’. A way of using it in a sentence is 这家餐厅在当地非常闻名，口碑也很好。(Zhè jiā cān tīng zài dāng dì fēi cháng wén míng, kǒu bēi yě hěn hǎo.) This restaurant is very famous in the local area and has a good reputation.
闻到 (wén dào) To smell
Finally, we can create the word 闻到 (wén dào) which means ‘to smell’. A way of using it in a sentence is 我闻到了烤肉的香味，口水都流出来了。(Wǒ wén dào le kǎo ròu de xiāng wèi, kǒu shuǐ dōu liú chū lái le.) I smelled the scent of grilled meat and my mouth started watering.