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

13 strokes
Radical:
bamboo 竹 (⺮)
Parts:
node, season, period, occasion, verse, clause, stanza, honor, joint, knuckle, knob, knot, tune, melody
Kun:
ふし-ぶしのっと
On:
セツセチ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N1
934 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 節 【セツ】 occasion, time, section (of a literary work), paragraph, verse, stanza, passage, principle, integrity, node (of a plant stem), clause, (taxonomical) section
  • 節減 【セツゲン】 retrenchment, curtailment, economy
  • 結節 【ケッセツ】 knot, nodule, tubercule, node
  • 国慶節 【コッケイセツ】 anniversary of founding (of PRC), national celebration time
  • 節分 【セツブン】 last day of winter in the traditional Japanese calendar (usually February 3 or 4), holiday for end of winter (accompanied by a bean scattering ceremony), last day of any season (according to the traditional Japanese calendar)
  • 節会 【セチエ】 seasonal court banquet

Kun reading compounds

  • 節 【ふし】 joint, knuckle, tune, melody, knot (in wood), node in a bamboo stem, part, notable characteristic
  • 節目 【ふしめ】 turning point, critical juncture, knot (in a tree, etc.)
  • 七節 【ななふし】 walking stick (any insect of order Phasmatodea), walkingstick, stick insect, leaf insect
  • 飛七節 【とびななふし】 Micadina phluctaenoides (species of stick insect)
  • 節 【のっと】 knot (nautical mile per hour)

Readings

Japanese names:
たかし
Chinese:
jie2, jie1
Korean:
jeol

Spanish

  • estación
  • periodo
  • frase
  • unión
  • articulación
  • melodía
  • tono
  • nudo
  • entonación

Portuguese

  • estação
  • período
  • ocasião
  • verso
  • cláusula
  • stanza
  • honra
  • junta
  • nó dos dedos
  • maçaneta
  • canção
  • melodia

French

  • noeud (vitesse)
  • instant
  • saison
  • période
  • occasion
  • vers (poésie)
  • stance
  • honneur
  • jointure
  • articulation
  • bosse
  • air (musique)
  • mélodie
446 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
552 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
523 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
731 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3402 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
683 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
800 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2215 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
464 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
472 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
699 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1482 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3336 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1729 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2349 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1476 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
26102 Morohashi
2691 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4299 New Nelson (John Haig)
1464 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1574 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
607 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2344 2001 Kanji
6f7.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-7 SKIP code
8872.7 Four corner code
32-65 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7bc0 Unicode hex code