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

5 strokes (also 4)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
crowded, mixture, in bulk, included, (kokuji)
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N3
675 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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Kun reading compounds

  • 込む 【こむ】 to be crowded, to be packed, to be complex, to go into, to put into, to remain (seated), to be plunged into (silence), to do thoroughly, to do intently, to continue in the same state
  • 込み 【こみ】 including, inclusive of, komi, extra points given to the white player as compensation for playing second (in go)
  • 混み合う 【こみあう】 to be crowded, to be packed, to be jammed
  • 割り込み 【わりこみ】 queue jumping, breaking into a line, muscling in on, wedging oneself in, interruption, sharing a theater box (theatre), interrupt
  • 差し込み 【さしこみ】 insertion, plug, (electrical) outlet, power point, spasm of pain, griping pain, (fit of) convulsions, stitch
  • 込める 【こめる】 to load (a gun, etc.), to charge, to put into (e.g. emotion, effort), to include (e.g. tax in a sales price), to hang over, to shroud, to enshroud, to envelop, to screen

Readings

Japanese names:
こみ、 ごめ
Korean:
ib

Spanish

  • abarrotar
  • llenarse
  • apiñarse
  • meter
  • incluir

Portuguese

  • apinhado
  • misturar
  • em volume
  • incluido

French

  • encombré
  • mélange
  • en gros
  • inclus
  • (kokuji)
1275 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
280 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4660 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
987 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
948 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
178 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.9 Japanese for Busy People
776 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
790 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
961 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
675 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3762 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1917 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2608 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
787 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38712P Morohashi
3030 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6010 New Nelson (John Haig)
780 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
843 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
396 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
1055 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3562 2001 Kanji
2q2.3 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-2 SKIP code
3-2-2 SKIP code
3830.0 Four corner code
25-94 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8fbc Unicode hex code