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/SHI/    つか.う/tsuka.u/    つか.い/tsuka.i/    -つか.い/-tsuka.i/    -づか.い/-duka.i/SHI//    tsuka.u/つか.う/    tsuka.i/つか.い/    -tsuka.i/-つか.い/    -duka.i/-づか.い/

use;  send on a mission;  order;  messenger;  envoy;  ambassador;  cause Frenchutiliser PortugueseUso;  usar Spanishusar;  manejar;  emplear

Radical: (human).   Strokes: 8画.   Elements: ノ一⺅口.   Pinyin: shǐ / shì.   Hangul:  [sa].

Jōyō Kanji 3rd Grade.   JLPT N4.

Example compounds:
SHI使こくしkokushi】exploitation; overuse; abuse
使しとshito】apostle; disciple
使みっしmisshi】secret messenger
つかtsukau使つかうtsukau】to use (a thing, method, etc.); to use (a person, animal, puppet, etc.); to use (time, money, etc.); to use (language); to take (one's lunch)
金を使かねをつかうkanewotsukau】to spend money
召し使めしつかうmeshitsukau】to employ; to hire (a servant)
つかtsukai使いこなすつかいこなすtsukaikonasu】to handle (men); to master (a tool); to manage; to acquire a command of (a language)
使い慣れるつかいなれるtsukainareru】to get accustomed to using
Codepoints and classification codes:
4f7fUnicode
27-40JIS X 0208
1-2-6SKIP
2a6.2TKD
2520.6Four Corner
2166De Roo
Dictionary indices:
432Classic Nelson
196The New Nelson Character Dictionary by A. Nelson
90New Japanese-English Character Dictionary by J. Halpern
68Kanji Learner's Dictionary by J. Halpern
990Remembering the Kanji by J. Heisig
226A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage (Gakken)
556Japanese Names by P.G. O'Neill
210Essential Kanji by P.G. O'Neill
573Daikanwajiten 「大漢和辞典」 by T. Morohashi vol. 1 p. 736
287A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters by K.G. Henshall
331Kanji & Kana by Spahn and Hadamitzky
224Guide to Reading & Writing Japanese (H) by F. Sakade
117Kanji Flashcards by M. Hodges and T. Okazaki
303Guide to Reading & Writing Japanese: Third Edition 3rd edition by Henshall
298Tuttle Kanji Cards by A. Kask
239The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power by D. Crowley
199Kanji in Context by Nishiguchi and Kono
2.3Japanese for Busy People by the AJLT
89Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
999Y. Maniette's French adaptation of Heisig
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