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:
old 老 (耂)
Parts:
someone, person
Kun:
もの
On:
シャ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
38 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 者 【シャ】 someone of that nature, someone doing that work
  • 芸者 【ゲイシャ】 geisha, professional female entertainer, usu. at traditional banquets
  • 加害者 【カガイシャ】 assailant, perpetrator, wrong-doer, aggressor

Kun reading compounds

  • 者 【もの】 person
  • 者ども 【ものども】 you, people
  • 弱き者 【よわきもの】 weak person, the weak
  • 若い者 【わかいもの】 young man, young woman, young people, youth, youngsters, young employee, young manservant, young follower

Readings

Chinese:
zhe3
Korean:
ja

Spanish

  • persona

Portuguese

  • alguém
  • pessoa

French

  • personne
  • quelqu'un
235 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
314 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
298 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
22 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3685 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
56 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
240 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
769 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.6 Japanese for Busy People
164 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
164 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
148 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1578 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3980 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2047 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2765 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1264 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
28852 Morohashi
3211 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4698 New Nelson (John Haig)
1256 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1345 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
19 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
302 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1478 2001 Kanji
4c4.13 The Kanji Dictionary
3-4-4 SKIP code
4-8-2 SKIP code
2-4-4 SKIP code
4460.0 Four corner code
28-52 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8005 Unicode hex code