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N4 Kanji 31: 使

Meaning of kanji 使:

In Japanese, 使 means “to use”.


How to read kanji 使:

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How to write kanji 使:


Origin of kanji 使:

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 containing kanji 使:

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

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2 thoughts on “N4 Kanji 31: 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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