晕 is a frequently-used word in daily life, originally referring to a dizzy or swirling feeling. For example, if someone does not sleep well at night, he or she may feel dizzy in the next day. Likewise, some people with extremely poor health probably have a feeling to faint sometime. Other persons perhaps suffer from dizziness and palpitation when at a high place, which is called 晕高儿 in Chinese. And the dizzy feeling in a car or boar called 晕车 or 晕船 respectively means carsickness or seasickness.
Afterwards, more usages of晕 are invented by netizens in China.
1, When you cannot help but doing something, you can use我晕 as an exclamation.
A: Is there anything more depressing than working overtime on Friday? No party any more.
B: Gosh, your boss really goes too far.
2,When you cannot put up with something any longer, you can say真晕 to express your mood.
A: God damn it. We have been trapped in the traffic jam for an entire hour. Actually it is a fifteen-minute distance.
B: well, in a traffic jam, you have nothing to do but wait.
3, When you are nagged at and you are fed up with it , you can say晕了
E.g. Enough. I have had enough. Could you please stop for a moment?
4, When you are shocked at someone or something, you can say晕死 to express a surprise.
E.g. My God! You dare to be so late. It's nearly time for getting off work.
Judging from examples above, we can see, apart from conventional usage, 晕 can be used as an exclamation for someone's surprise, depression or agitation nowadays.
Well, have you got the usage of 晕？Hopefully there are less things that make you 晕.
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From: Confucius Institute Online