使

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See also: 便

Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic .

Han character[edit]

使 (radical 9 +6, 8 strokes, cangjie input 人十中大 (OJLK), four-corner 25206, composition)

  1. cause, send on a mission, order
  2. envoy, messenger, ambassador

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 101, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 573
  • Dae Jaweon: page 213, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 145, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+4F7F

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

使 (Jyutping sai2, si2, si3, Yale sai2, si2, si3)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

使

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

  • 大使館 (たいしかん, taishikan, embassy)
  • 天使 (てんし, tenshi, angel)

Usage notes[edit]

使う (tsukau) is the most common word for "to use."

Noun[edit]

使 (hiragana , romaji shi)

  1. messenger

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

使 (sa, si) (hangeul , , revised sa, si, McCune-Reischauer sa, si)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

使 (Pinyin shǐ (shi3), Wade-Giles shih3)

Compounds[edit]


Min Nan[edit]

Verb[edit]

使 (traditional and simplified, POJ sái, sú)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

使 (sứ, sử, sửa, thửa)

Compounds[edit]

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