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

8 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
fruit, reward, carry out, achieve, complete, end, finish, succeed
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
258 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 果 【カ】 phala (attained state, result), enlightenment (as the fruits of one's Buddhist practice), fruit, counter for pieces of fruit
  • 果敢 【カカン】 resolute, determined, bold
  • 青果 【セイカ】 fruit(s) and vegetables, produce
  • 研究結果 【ケンキュウケッカ】 results of a scientific investigation, findings

Kun reading compounds

  • 果たす 【はたす】 to accomplish, to achieve, to carry out, to fulfill, to fulfil, to realize, to execute, to perform, to do, to do ... completely, to do ... entirely
  • 果たす 【はたす】 to accomplish, to achieve, to carry out, to fulfill, to fulfil, to realize, to execute, to perform, to do, to do ... completely, to do ... entirely
  • 果てる 【はてる】 to end, to be finished, to be exhausted, to die, to perish, to do utterly, to do completely
  • 果て 【はて】 the end, the extremity, the limit, the limits, the result
  • 果てしない 【はてしない】 endless, boundless, everlasting

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
guo3
Korean:
gwa

Spanish

  • fruto
  • resultado
  • llevar a cabo
  • finalizar

Portuguese

  • fruta
  • recompensa
  • levar a cabo
  • alcançar
  • completar
  • fim
  • bem-sucedido

French

  • fruit
  • récompense
  • remplir (tâche)
  • achever
  • compléter
  • finir
  • réussir
  • atteindre un but
560 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
454 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
627 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
277 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
107 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
375 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
625 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
770 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
487 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
496 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
502 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1052 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4377 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2217 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2982 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1130 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14556 Morohashi
3560 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2594 New Nelson (John Haig)
1121 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1202 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
250 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
496 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3664 2001 Kanji
0a8.8 The Kanji Dictionary
4-8-1 SKIP code
6090.4 Four corner code
18-44 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
679c Unicode hex code