Jisho

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3 strokes
Radical:
big, very
Parts:
large, big
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
7 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 大 【ダイ】 the large part of, big, large, great, approximate size, no larger than, -university, large (e.g. serving size), loud (e.g. volume setting)
  • 大英博物館 【ダイエイハクブツカン】 British Museum
  • 国大 【コクダイ】 national university
  • 電通大 【デンツウダイ】 University of Electro-Communications
  • 大 【タイ】 nth year in the Taishō era (1912.7.30-1926.12.25)
  • 大尉 【タイイ】 captain (Army, U.S. Marine Corps, USAF), lieutenant (Navy), flight lieutenant (RAF, RAAF, RNZAF, etc.)
  • 負荷増大 【フカゾウタイ】 load increase
  • 御大 【オンタイ】 boss, governor, headman

Kun reading compounds

  • 大きい 【おおきい】 big, large, great, loud, extensive, spacious, important, decisive, valuable, older, grown up

Readings

Japanese names:
うふ、 お、 おう、 た、 たかし、 とも、 はじめ、 ひろ、 ひろし、 まさ、 まさる、 もと、 わ
Chinese:
da4, dai4
Korean:
dae, da, tae

Spanish

  • grande
  • muy
  • mucho

Portuguese

  • grande
  • enorme

French

  • grand
22 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
25 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
53 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
7 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1171 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
32 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
40 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
48 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.2 Japanese for Busy People
26 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
26 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
87 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
408 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4224 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2133 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2882 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
108 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5831 Morohashi
3416 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1133 New Nelson (John Haig)
107 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
112 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
5 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
14 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1463 2001 Kanji
0a3.18 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-4 SKIP code
4003.0 Four corner code
34-71 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5927 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

16 strokes
Radical:
eat, food 食 (飠)
Parts:
Variants:
building, mansion, large building, palace
Kun:
やかたたて
On:
カン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
613 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 館 【カン】 house, hall, building
  • 館長 【カンチョウ】 superintendent, director, curator, chief librarian
  • 在外公館 【ザイガイコウカン】 diplomatic mission, overseas diplomatic establishment
  • 公館 【コウカン】 official residence

Kun reading compounds

  • 館 【やかた】 mansion, palace, manor house, castle, nobleman, noblewoman, dignitary, cabin (on a boat, carriage, etc.)
  • 夏館 【なつやかた】 villa arranged appropriately for summer, mansion arranged appropriately for summer
  • 館 【やかた】 mansion, palace, manor house, castle, nobleman, noblewoman, dignitary, cabin (on a boat, carriage, etc.)

Readings

Japanese names:
たち
Chinese:
guan3
Korean:
gwan

Spanish

  • edificio
  • mansión

Portuguese

  • edifício
  • mansão
  • edifício grande
  • palácio

French

  • bâtiment
  • grand bâtiment
  • résidence
  • palais
366 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
266 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
247 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
319 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5174 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
319 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
280 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2761 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.12 Japanese for Busy People
327 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
327 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
330 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1909 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2196 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1150 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1562 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1490 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
44237P Morohashi
1748 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6701 New Nelson (John Haig)
1478 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1589 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
436 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2877 2001 Kanji
8b8.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-8 SKIP code
8377.7 Four corner code
20-59 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9928 Unicode hex code