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

10 strokes (also 9)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
Variants:
route, way, road
Kun:
みち
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N3
717 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 途 【ト】 way
  • 途上 【トジョウ】 en route, half-way, on the road, in the street
  • 使途 【シト】 purpose for which money is spent, the way money is spent, how goods are used
  • 目処 【メド】 aim, goal, prospect, outlook

Kun reading compounds

  • 道 【みち】 road, path, street, lane, passage, route, way, distance, journey, road (e.g. to victory), course, way (of living, proper conduct, etc.), moral principles, teachings (esp. Confucian or Buddhist), dogma, field (e.g. of medicine), subject, speciality, means, way, method
  • 冥き途 【くらきみち】 Hades, underworld, realm of the dead, other world

Readings

Chinese:
tu2
Korean:
do

Spanish

  • ruta
  • camino
  • carretera

Portuguese

  • rota
  • caminho
  • estrada

French

  • trajet
  • route
  • voie
1635 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
814 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4697 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
928 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
957 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1234 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1072 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1120 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
960 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
697 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3853 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1980 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2676 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1677 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38882P Morohashi
3107 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6057 New Nelson (John Haig)
1661 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1790 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1398 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2841 2001 Kanji
2q7.16 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-7 SKIP code
3830.9 Four corner code
37-51 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9014 Unicode hex code