Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
power, force
Parts:
Variants:
imperial order
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
2157 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 勅 【チョク】 imperial decree, imperial edict
  • 勅意 【チョクイ】 meaning or gist of a decree
  • 違勅 【イチョク】 disobeying the emperor's order
  • 回勅 【カイチョク】 encyclical

Kun reading compounds

  • 勅 【ちょく】 imperial decree, imperial edict

Readings

Japanese names:
て、 のり
Chinese:
chi4
Korean:
chig

Spanish

  • orden imperial
  • edicto imperial
  • amonestar
  • endurecer

Portuguese

  • pedido imperial

French

  • rescrit impérial
1600 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
2034 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
725 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1478 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1103 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
898 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1886 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2056 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1895 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
217 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1841 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
973 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1319 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1683 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2354 Morohashi
1451 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
540 New Nelson (John Haig)
1667 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1796 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1234 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1545 2001 Kanji
2g7.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-2 SKIP code
5492.7 Four corner code
36-28 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
52c5 Unicode hex code

使

8 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
use, send on a mission, order, messenger, envoy, ambassador, cause
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
219 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 使 【シ】 messenger, police and judicial chief (Heian and Kamakura periods), klesha (polluting thoughts such as greed, hatred and delusion, which result in suffering)
  • 使用 【シヨウ】 use, application, employment, utilization, utilisation
  • 特使 【トクシ】 special envoy
  • 実力行使 【ジツリョクコウシ】 use of force

Kun reading compounds

  • 使う 【つかう】 to use (a thing, method, etc.), to make use of, to put to use, to use (a person, animal, puppet, etc.), to employ, to handle, to manage, to manipulate, to use (time, money, etc.), to spend, to consume, to use (language), to speak
  • 使い 【つかい】 errand, mission, going as envoy, messenger, bearer, errand boy, errand girl, familiar spirit, use, usage, user, trainer, tamer, charmer
  • 使い出す 【つかいだす】 to start using, to try out
  • 春の使い 【はるのつかい】 Japanese bush warbler, messenger of spring

Readings

Chinese:
shi3, shi4
Korean:
sa

Spanish

  • usar
  • manejar
  • emplear

Portuguese

  • Uso
  • usar

French

  • utiliser
224 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
303 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
287 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
226 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
432 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
210 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
117 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
556 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.3 Japanese for Busy People
331 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
331 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
199 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
89 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
100 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
68 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
72 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
999 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
573 Morohashi
90 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
196 New Nelson (John Haig)
990 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1065 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
239 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
298 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2166 2001 Kanji
2a6.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-6 SKIP code
2520.6 Four corner code
27-40 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f7f Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
gate
Parts:
gate, counter for cannons
Kun:
かど
On:
モン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
452 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 門 【モン】 gate, branch of learning based on the teachings of a single master, division, phylum, counter for cannons
  • 門戸 【モンコ】 door
  • 入門 【ニュウモン】 entering an institution, beginning training, primer, manual, introduction (to)
  • 宗門 【シュウモン】 doctrine, creed, sect

Kun reading compounds

  • 門 【もん】 gate, branch of learning based on the teachings of a single master, division, phylum, counter for cannons
  • 門出 【かどで】 leaving one's own house (e.g. when going to war), departure, setting out, starting a new life, starting life anew
  • 帝 【みかど】 emperor (of Japan), mikado, (the gates of an) imperial residence
  • 戸 【と】 door (esp. Japanese-style), shutter, window shutter, entrance (to a home), narrows
  • 門浪 【となみ】 waves in narrow straits
  • 鳴門 【なると】 strait with a roaring tidal ebb and flow, whirlpool, maelstrom, kamaboko with a spiral whirlpool-like pattern, cooking technique where ingredients are cut in a spiral pattern, Naruto, city in NE Tokushima pref, Naruto Strait, Naruto wakame
  • 顎門 【あぎと】 chin, jaw, gills, branchia

Readings

Japanese names:
じょう、 も、 と、 ゆき
Chinese:
men2
Korean:
mun

Spanish

  • puerta

Portuguese

  • portões

French

  • portail
  • compteur de canons
143 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
231 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
211 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
385 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4940 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
105 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
269 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
601 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
161 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
161 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
445 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1838 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1100 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
597 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
789 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1630 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41208 Morohashi
888 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6381 New Nelson (John Haig)
1616 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1743 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
376 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
168 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3853 2001 Kanji
8e0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-4 SKIP code
3-8-0 SKIP code
7777.7 Four corner code
7777.0 Four corner code
44-71 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9580 Unicode hex code