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使

Meaning

In Japanese,使 means “to use”.

How to read it:

Kunyomi:つか
Onyomi:し

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
使(つか)う→to use
 
Onyomi:
使用(しよう)する→to use

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”.
As you know the origin of this kanji,Now you can remember it easier.
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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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