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使

Meaning:

In Japanese, 使 means “to use”.


How to read it:

Kunyomiつか
Onyomi

How to write it:


Origin:

使=人+吏 。
人 means “people”,吏 looks like a cane,and it means “official”.
Officials will have other people do something for them, right?
So 使 stands for “to use”.


Vocabulary:

LevelWordReadingMeaning
Basic使うつかうto use
Inter使用するしようするto use
Inter使いつかいerrand
Inter大使たいしambassador
Inter行使こうしexert
Inter使命しめいmission
Adv駆使くしfull use
Adv使者ししゃmessenger
Adv天使てんしangel
Adv使い分けるつかいわけるto use properly
H_Adv労使ろうしlabor and management
H_Adv公使こうしminister
H_Adv使い捨てつかいすてdisposable
H_Adv使い道つかいみちthe way to use
H_Adv使い物つかいものcan be used
S_Adv酷使こくしoveruse
S_Adv使徒しとapostle
S_Adv使役しえきcausative
S_Adv使途しとthe way to use
S_Adv使い込むつかいこむto embezzle
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2 thoughts on “使

  1. this kanji is very similar to koto, if you take a closer look. its like here the bottom hand evolved to be one stroke.
    so i remember it as a person using a tool (the same tool that appears in koto)

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      That’s a great way to remember it!👍🏻

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