Jisho

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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

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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)
  • 使者 【シシャ】 messenger, envoy, emissary
  • 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
  • 使い方 【つかいかた】 way to use something, treatment, management (of help)
  • 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

10 strokes
Radical:
step
Parts:
on foot, junior, emptiness, vanity, futility, uselessness, ephemeral thing, gang, set, party, people
Kun:
いたずらあだ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
817 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 徒 【ト】 party, set, gang, company, person
  • 徒歩 【トホ】 walking, going on foot
  • 信徒 【シント】 layman, believer, adherent, follower, laity
  • 学徒 【ガクト】 student, follower, students and pupils

Kun reading compounds

  • 徒 【いたずら】 useless, vain, aimless, idle
  • いたずら書き 【いたずらがき】 scribbling, doodling, graffiti
  • 徒 【あだ】 vain, futile, transient, frivolous
  • 徒疎か 【あだおろそか】 making light of, disregarding

Readings

Japanese names:
かち
Chinese:
tu2
Korean:
do

Spanish

  • caminar
  • inútil
  • compañero

Portuguese

  • júnior
  • vazio
  • vaidade
  • futilidade
  • inutilidade
  • coisa efêmera
  • gangue
  • conjunto
  • festa
  • pessoas

French

  • élève
  • inexpérimenté
  • vide
  • vanité
  • futilité
  • inutilité
  • chose éphémère
  • bande
  • parti
480 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
581 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
554 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
768 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1614 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
834 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
522 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1048 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
430 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
436 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
641 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
630 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
499 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
310 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
377 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
887 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10121 Morohashi
416 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1746 New Nelson (John Haig)
878 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
943 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
553 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2070 2001 Kanji
3i7.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-7 SKIP code
7726.3 Four corner code
2428.1 Four corner code
37-44 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5f92 Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
Variants:
inherit, succeed, continue, patch, graft (tree)
Kun:
つ.ぐまま-
On:
ケイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
743 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 継続 【ケイゾク】 continuation
  • 継承 【ケイショウ】 inheritance, succession, accession, share-alike
  • 後継 【コウケイ】 succession, successor
  • 承継 【ショウケイ】 succession, accession, inheritance

Kun reading compounds

  • 継ぐ 【つぐ】 to succeed (a person, to a position, etc.), to inherit, to take over, to follow, to patch (clothes), to mend, to repair, to add (e.g. charcoal to the fire), to replenish with, to feed with, to follow up with (e.g. remarks), to gather (one's breath)

Readings

Chinese:
ji4
Korean:
gye

Spanish

  • sucesión
  • herencia
  • pariente político
  • suceder
  • heredar
  • tener éxito

Portuguese

  • herdar
  • ser bem-sucedido
  • remendo
  • enxerto (árvore)

French

  • hériter
  • succession
  • relais
  • rapiécer
  • greffe (arbre)
1203 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
971 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3545 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
894 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1633 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2539 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1025 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1064 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
901 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1537 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1720 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
919 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1242 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1382 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27531 Morohashi
1360 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4501 New Nelson (John Haig)
1370 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1470 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1656 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2775 2001 Kanji
6a7.8 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-7 SKIP code
2991.9 Four corner code
23-49 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7d99 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
hand 手 (扌龵)
Parts:
Variants:
acquiesce, hear, listen to, be informed, receive
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
775 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 承 【ショウ】 second line of a four-line Chinese poem
  • 承諾 【ショウダク】 consent, approval, acceptance, agreement, compliance
  • 伝承 【デンショウ】 handing down (information), legend, tradition, folklore, transmission
  • 永承 【エイショウ】 Eishō era (1046.4.14-1053.1.11)
  • 承安 【ショウアン】 Shōan era (1171.4.21-1175.7.28), Jōan era
  • 承応 【ショウオウ】 Shōō era (1652.9.18-1655.4.13), Jōō era

Kun reading compounds

  • 承る 【うけたまわる】 to hear, to be told, to know, to receive (order), to undertake, to comply, to take (a reservation, etc.)
  • 受ける 【うける】 to receive, to get, to catch (e.g. a ball), to be struck by (wind, waves, sunlight, etc.), to sustain (damage), to incur (a loss), to suffer (an injury), to feel (influence), to undergo (e.g. surgery), to take (a test), to accept (a challenge), to be given (e.g. life, talent), to find funny, to find humorous, to be amused (by), to follow, to succeed, to be descended from, to face (south, etc.), to be modified by, to obtain (a pawned item, etc.) by paying a fee, to be well-received, to become popular, to go down well

Readings

Japanese names:
つぐ、 こと、 すけ、 つぎ、 よし、 うけ
Chinese:
cheng2
Korean:
seung

Spanish

  • conceder
  • heredar
  • escuchar
  • ser informado

Portuguese

  • aquiescer
  • escutar
  • ser informado
  • receber

French

  • consentir
  • entendre
  • écouter
  • être informé
  • recevoir
639 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
736 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
713 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
861 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
197 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
854 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
557 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
760 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
942 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
972 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
819 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
848 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
16 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
7 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
7 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1919 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11852 Morohashi
16 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2088 New Nelson (John Haig)
1901 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2050 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
688 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3547 2001 Kanji
0a7.7 The Kanji Dictionary
1-1-7 SKIP code
4-7-1 SKIP code
4-8-1 SKIP code
1-1-6 SKIP code
1723.2 Four corner code
30-21 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
627f Unicode hex code