Jisho

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7 strokes
Radical:
power, force
Parts:
Variants:
labor, thank for, reward for, toil, trouble
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
398 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 労 【ロウ】 labor, labour, toil, trouble, pains, work, effort, striving
  • 労組 【ロウソ】 labor union, labour union, trade union
  • 国労 【コクロウ】 National Railway Workers Union
  • 功労 【コウロウ】 meritorious deed, services

Kun reading compounds

  • 労する 【ろうする】 to work, to labor, to labour, to put to work, to make (someone) work
  • 労る 【いたわる】 to pity, to sympathize with, to sympathise with, to treat with sympathy, to console, to be kind to, to appreciate, to tend to (e.g. an injury), to care for, to nurse, to soothe
  • 労き 【いたずき】 pain, trouble, illness
  • 労い 【ねぎらい】 appreciation, thanks, gratitude
  • 労う 【ねぎらう】 to show appreciation for (efforts, esp. by someone of equal or lower status), to thank for, to reward for
  • 労う 【ねぎらう】 to show appreciation for (efforts, esp. by someone of equal or lower status), to thank for, to reward for

Readings

Chinese:
lao2
Korean:
ro

Spanish

  • trabajo duro
  • cansancio
  • compensación

Portuguese

  • trabalho
  • agradecer
  • recompensar
  • dificuldade

French

  • labeur
  • remerciement pour
  • récompense pour
  • être plein d'attentions
  • soucis
542 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
639 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
610 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
309 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
720 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
274 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
369 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
491A Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
233 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
233 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
443 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
214 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3155 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1619 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2205 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
868 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2329 Morohashi
2548 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
531 New Nelson (John Haig)
860 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
924 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
145 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
494 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
945 2001 Kanji
3n4.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-2 SKIP code
2-3-4 SKIP code
3242.7 Four corner code
9042.7 Four corner code
47-11 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
52b4 Unicode hex code

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