Today’s word of the day is 盲 (máng) which means ‘blind’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 盲 (máng).
文盲 (wén máng) Illiteracy
The first word is 文盲 (wén máng) which means ‘illiteracy’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 文 means culture, and 盲 means blind. A way of using it in a sentence is: 文盲指的是不识字的人。(Wénmáng zhǐ de shì bù shí zì de rén.) Illiteracy refers to someone who cannot read.
色盲 (sè máng) Color blind
Another word we can create with 盲 (máng) is 色盲 (sè máng). This means ‘color blind’. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 色 means ‘color’ and 盲 means ‘blind’. A way of using it in a sentence is 无法识别颜色的人是色盲。(Wúfǎ shíbié yánsè de rén shì sèmáng.) People who cannot distinguish between colors are color blind.
电脑盲 (diànnǎo máng) Computer illiterate
Finally, we can create the word 电脑盲 (diànnǎo máng) which refers to someone who is computer illiterate, as in they don’t really know how to use technology. The 电脑here means computer. A way of using it in a sentence is 对电脑一窍不通的人叫电脑盲。(Duì diànnǎo yīqiàobùtōng de rén jiào diànnǎo máng.) People who don’t know how to use computers at all are called computer illiterate.