Kanji details for 使

使
 
Common kanji
Uses 8 strokes
Taught in grade 3

Search words that:
- start with 使
- end with 使
- contain 使
use, send on a mission, order, messenger, envoy, ambassador, cause
KUN:
  • つか.う
    tsuka.u
  • つか.い
    tsuka.i
  • -つか.い
    -tsuka.i
  • -づか.い
    -zuka.i
ON:
  • shi
Written with 8 strokes
Taught in grade 3
Radicals:
Example words(showing 1-10 of 309 results)

Godan-u verb, transitive verb
1.
to use (a thing, method, etc.), to make use of, to put to use
2.
to use (a person, animal, puppet, etc.), to employ, to handle, to manage, to manipulate
See also:人使い
3.
to use (time, money, etc.), to spend, to consume
4.
to use (language), to speak
See also:言葉遣い
Other readings:
遣う【つかう】

noun, auxillary suru verb
use, application, employment, utilization, utilisation

noun, no-adjective
ambassador

noun, auxillary suru verb
speech, expression, wording, language
All readings:
言葉遣い【ことばづかい】
言葉使い【ことばづかい】
言葉づかい【ことばづかい】

noun
kana orthography, syllabary spelling
All readings:
仮名遣い【かなづかい】
仮名遣【かなづかい】
かな遣い【かなづかい】
かな使い【かなづかい】
仮名使い【かなづかい】

noun
1.
mission, errand
2.
task, duty, obligation

noun
1.
errand, mission, going as envoy
2.
messenger, bearer, errand boy, errand girl
3.
familiar spirit
See also:使い魔
noun (suffix), noun (prefix)
4.
use, usage, user, trainer, tamer, charmer(often read as づかい when used as a suffix)
See also:魔法使い
Other readings:
遣い【つかい】

noun
1.
purpose, utility, objective
2.
way to use something
Other readings:
使いみち【つかいみち】
使い途【つかいみち】

noun, auxillary suru verb
waste (of money, time, etc.), squandering, frittering away
All readings:
無駄遣い【むだづかい】
無駄使い【むだづかい】[1]
無駄づかい【むだづかい】
むだ遣い【むだづかい】
むだ使い【むだづかい】[1]
徒遣い【むだづかい】
Notes:
  1. word containing irregular kanji usage
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Example sentences(showing 1-20 of 1135 results)

You can use it anytime

You are welcome to any book in my library

I'll win no matter what it takes

わた
私の
くる
つか
使い
くだ
下さい
My car is at your disposal

If it is used properly, this tool will be a great help

If you are done with the salt, please pass it to me

You may use my pen at any time

I made the best of my small room

You may always use my dictionary

The word is no longer in use

Here's a pen for you to use

Shake before using

Be my guest

Anyone can use this dictionary

じょうず
上手に
つか
使えば
かね
お金
やく
役に立つ
If wisely used, money can do much

かん
考える
たんじゅ
単純な
ぶん
文化
たんじゅ
単純な
げん
言語
よう
使用
ふくざつ
複雑な
ぶん
文化
ふくざつ
複雑な
げん
言語
よう
使用
しん
信じて
This might lead us to believe that a simple culture would make use of a simple language, that a complex culture would make use of a complex language, and so on

I've spent all the money

You can use the word processor anytime

His dirty words can't bear repeating

じつ
実は
わた
かね
お金
ぜん
全部
つか
使って
The fact is that I've spent all the money