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

11 strokes
Radical:
hand 手 (扌龵)
Parts:
discard, throw away, abandon, resign, reject, sacrifice
Kun:
す.てる
On:
シャ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
1266 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 捨象 【シャショウ】 abstraction
  • 捨身 【シャシン】 renouncing the flesh or the world, becoming a priest, risking one's life for others
  • 取捨 【シュシャ】 adoption or rejection, selection, choice, option
  • 用捨 【ヨウシャ】 adoption or rejection, choice, separating the needed from the unneeded

Kun reading compounds

  • 捨てる 【すてる】 to throw away, to cast away, to dump, to discard, to abandon, to desert, to leave, to give up, to resign
  • 捨てる神あれば拾う神あり 【すてるかみあればひろうかみあり】 when one door is shut, another is open, the world is as kind as it is cruel

Readings

Chinese:
she3, she4
Korean:
sa

Spanish

  • descartar
  • tirar
  • arrojar
  • abandonar
  • limosna
  • donación

Portuguese

  • descarte
  • gastar
  • desembaraçar
  • pedir demissão
  • rejeitado
  • sacrifício

French

  • jeter
  • mettre au rebut
  • abandonner
  • démissionner
  • rejet
  • sacrifice
894 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
883 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1223 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1944 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1424 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
573 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1324 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1444 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1537 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
285 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
901 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
608 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
369 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
461 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
662 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
12191P Morohashi
501 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2205 New Nelson (John Haig)
655 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
707 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
923 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1377 2001 Kanji
3c8.26 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-8 SKIP code
5806.1 Four corner code
28-46 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6368 Unicode hex code