Jisho

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12 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
hot water, bath, hot spring
Kun:
On:
トウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
1356 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 湯治 【トウジ】 hot-spring cure, taking the baths
  • 湯液 【トウエキ】 decoction (in Chinese medicine)
  • 銭湯 【セントウ】 public bath, bathhouse
  • 給湯 【キュウトウ】 hot-water supply

Kun reading compounds

  • 湯 【ゆ】 hot water, hot bath, hot spring, molten iron
  • 湯気 【ゆげ】 steam, vapour, vapor
  • 茶の湯 【ちゃのゆ】 tea ceremony, chanoyu
  • 共同湯 【きょうどうゆ】 public bath, communal bath

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
tang1, shang1
Korean:
tang, sang

Spanish

  • agua caliente
  • fuente termal

Portuguese

  • água quente
  • banho
  • fonte quente

French

  • eau chaude
  • bain
  • source chaude
482 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
381 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
359 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1022 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2633 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
844 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
700 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1587 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
632 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
642 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
836 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1226 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
747 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
446 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
561 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
552 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17874 Morohashi
612 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3245 New Nelson (John Haig)
546 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
585 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
406 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
351 2001 Kanji
3a9.23 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-9 SKIP code
3612.7 Four corner code
1-37-82 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6e6f 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

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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 tool, 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 of using (something), way to use, how to use, usage, use, way of handling (employees, subordinates, etc.), way of treating, treatment, management
  • 春の使い 【はるのつかい】 Japanese bush warbler, messenger of spring

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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
1-27-40 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f7f Unicode hex code