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

Speed

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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

5 strokes
Radical:
use 用 (甩)
Parts:
utilize, business, service, use, employ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
107 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 用 【ヨウ】 business, task, errand, engagement, use, purpose, for the use of ..., used for ..., made for ..., call of nature, excretion
  • 用意 【ヨウイ】 preparation, arrangements, provision, getting ready, laying out (e.g. a meal)
  • 登用 【トウヨウ】 appointment, assignment, promotion
  • 効用 【コウヨウ】 use, utility, effect, benefit

Kun reading compounds

  • 用いる 【もちいる】 to use, to make use of, to utilize, to utilise

Readings

Japanese names:
たから
Chinese:
yong4
Korean:
yong

Spanish

  • uso
  • empleo
  • trabajo
  • usar
  • hacer uso de

Portuguese

  • utilizar
  • negócios
  • serviço
  • usar
  • empregar

French

  • se servir de
  • affaires
  • service
  • utiliser
  • employer
146 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
235 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
215 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
102 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2993 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
110 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
219 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
193 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.19 Japanese for Busy People
107 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
107 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
308 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1329 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3694 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1889 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2569 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1189 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
21703 Morohashi
2976 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3721 New Nelson (John Haig)
1181 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1265 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
177 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
116 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3653 2001 Kanji
2r3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-3 SKIP code
4-5-1 SKIP code
7722.0 Four corner code
45-49 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7528 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
permit, approve
Kun:
ゆる.すもと
On:
キョ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
720 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 許諾 【キョダク】 consent
  • 許可 【キョカ】 permission, approval, authorization, license, to permit, to authorize
  • 特許 【トッキョ】 patent, special permission, licence (license), concession, franchise, charter, proprietary
  • 専売特許 【センバイトッキョ】 patent, one's specialty (party piece, etc.)

Kun reading compounds

  • 許す 【ゆるす】 to permit, to allow, to approve, to consent to, to forgive, to pardon, to excuse, to tolerate, to exempt (someone) from, to remit, to release, to let off, to acknowledge, to admit, to trust, to confide in, to let one's guard down, to give up (points in a game, distance in a race, etc.), to yield
  • 許すまじ 【ゆるすまじ】 unforgivable, inexcusable, unpardonable
  • 下 【もと】 under (guidance, supervision, rules, the law, etc.), under (a flag, the sun, etc.), beneath, with (e.g. one blow), on (the promise, condition, assumption, etc. that ...), in (e.g. the name of), (somebody's) side, (somebody's) location
  • 胸元 【むなもと】 breast, chest, pit of the stomach, solar plexus, epigastrium
  • 其処許 【そこもと】 that place, there, you

Readings

Chinese:
xu3, hu3
Korean:
heo, ho

Spanish

  • permitir
  • perdonar
  • dejar
  • excusar

Portuguese

  • permitir
  • aprovar

French

  • autorisation
  • permettre
  • seulement
587 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
679 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
650 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
754 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4324 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
657 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
898 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1403 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
737 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
750 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
667 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1664 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1862 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
986 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1337 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
576 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35298 Morohashi
1470 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5569 New Nelson (John Haig)
569 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
611 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
729 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3055 2001 Kanji
7a4.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-4 SKIP code
0864.0 Four corner code
21-86 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8a31 Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
can, passable, mustn't, should not, do not
Kun:
-べ.き-べ.し
On:
コク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
314 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 可 【カ】 passable, acceptable, tolerable, fair
  • 可決 【カケツ】 approval, adoption (of a motion, bill, etc.), passage
  • 裁可 【サイカ】 sanction, approval
  • 不裁可 【フサイカ】 veto, rejection

Readings

Japanese names:
よし
Chinese:
ke3, ke4
Korean:
ga, geug

Spanish

  • bueno
  • aprobación
  • posible
  • poder hacer

Portuguese

  • aceitável
  • não deve não
  • faz

French

  • possible
  • acceptable
  • ne doit pas
  • ne pas, négatif
744 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
655 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
816 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
510 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
24 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
253 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
397 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
165 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
388 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
390 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
412 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
314 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3687 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1882 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2562 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
94 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3245 Morohashi
2969 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
701 New Nelson (John Haig)
93 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
97 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
463 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
647 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3149 2001 Kanji
3d2.12 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-3 SKIP code
1062.0 Four corner code
18-36 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
53ef Unicode hex code