Today’s word of the day is 眼 (yǎn) which is a noun that means eye. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 眼 (yǎn).
傻眼 (shǎ yǎn) To be speechless
The first word is 傻眼 (shǎ yǎn) which means ‘to be speechless’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 傻 means stupid and 眼 means eye. A way of using it in a sentence is: 听到消息后，我就傻眼了。(Tīng dào xiāoxi hòu, wǒ jiù shǎyǎnle.) I was speechless after hearing the news.
瞪眼 (dèng yǎn) To stare
Another word we can create with 眼 (yǎn) is 瞪眼 (dèng yǎn). This means ‘to stare’. A way of using it in a sentence is 你敢对我瞪眼？ (Nǐ gǎn duì wǒ dèngyǎn?) How dare you stare at me?
眼红 (yǎn hóng) To be envious
Finally, we can create the word 眼红 (yǎn hóng) which means ‘to be envious’. The 红 here means ‘red’. A way of using it in a sentence is 他对我的成功感到眼红。(Tā duì wǒ de chénggōng gǎndào yǎnhóng.) He was envious of my success.