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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 使 (shi)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 使 (shi)

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MEANING:

use, send on a mission, order, messenger, envoy, ambassador, cause

HOW TO READ:

On: shi
Kun: tsuka.u, tsuka.i, -tsuka.i, -dzuka.i

HOW TO REMEMBER:

The police officer (吏) is using that man (亻) as decoy.

WORDS:

使う (tsukau): to use, to make use of
使い (tsukai): errand, mission
特使 (tokushi): special envoy
使命 (shimei): mission, errand
大使 (taishi): ambassador
駆使 (kushi): to use freely
行使 (koushi): use, exercise
使者 (shisha): messenger, envoy
使徒 (shito): apostle, disciple
労使 (roushi): labor and management
使用 (shiyou): use, application
天使 (tenshi): angel
使わす (tsukawasu): to send, to dispatch
蛇使い (hebitsukai): snake charmer
使い道 (tsukaimichi): purpose, utility
金使い (kanedzukai): spending money
大使館 (taishikan): embassy
使用人 (shiyounin): employee, servant
使用者 (shiyousha): user, consumer
使用料 (shiyouryou): rent, hire
魔法使い (mahoutsukai): magician, wizard
無駄使い (mudadzukai): waste, swandering
使用済み (shiyouzumi): no longer used
使い果たす (tsukaihatasu): to use up


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

私は魔法使いじゃありませんよ。
watashi wa mahoutsukai ja arimasen yo.
I’m not a magician.

アメリカ大使館に滞在しています。
amerika taishikan ni taizai shite imasu.
I’m staying at the U.S. Embassy.

私たちは合鍵を使って家へ入っていった。
watashitachi wa aikagi o tsukatte ie e haitte itta.
We used a latchkey to enter the house.

愛美は非常な美人ですよ。まるで天使のようです。
ayumi wa hijou na bijin desu yo. marude tenshi no you desu.
Ayumi is very beautiful, like an angel.

私は使命を果したことを報告したいんですよ。
watashi wa shimei o hatashita koto o houkoku shitain desu yo.
I want to tell you I’ve succeeded in the commission you gave me.

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