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Point of interest: 目が見えない、耳が聞こえない

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目が見えない、耳が聞こえない - blindness and deafness
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In Japanese, the common term for blindness is
えない (literally 'eyes cannot see') and for deafness is
みみ
こえない (literally 'ears cannot hear').
わたし
みぎ
えない

I am blind in the right eye.
ヘレンケラー
みみ
こえない
うえ
えなかった

Helen Keller was deaf and blind.
Although these terms might initially seem somewhat simplistic, they are in fact the preferred terms for everyday use. It's also interesting to note that there is a slight conceptual difference with English: in English, we would say 'I cannot see' rather than 'my eyes cannot see'.
The more technical terms for the five senses are:
0
sense of sight; vision
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1 0
the sense of hearing
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noun
1. sense of touch
2. tactile; tactual
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sense of smell; olfaction
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taste; palate; sense of taste
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Interestingly, although every sense ends with the kanji 覚 (which you would first encounter in the word
おぼ
える), collectively the five senses are known as
ごかん
五感
, using the kanji 感 (feelings).
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Kanji used in this point of interest

ボク   モク   eye   ま-    め    
ケン   み to see   みえる to be seen; to appear   みせる to show   
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ジ   みみ ear   
ブン   モン   き to listen, to hear   きこえる to be heard   
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カク   おぼえる to remember   さめる to awake   さます to rouse, awaken   
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ゴ   いつ-    いつ five   
カン    feelings   
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シ    seeing   
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チョウ   き to listen   
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ショク   ふれる    さわ to touch   
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キュウ   か to sniff, to smell   
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ミ   あじ taste   あじわう to taste   
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シ   わたくし    わたし I, myself   
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ウ   ユウ   みぎ right   
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ジョウ   ショウ   うえ above   うわ- above   あげる to raise   あがる to rise   かみ first half, upper part   のぼ to climb   のぼせる to bring up, to raise   のぼ to bring up   
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