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Kanji: 使 use

JLPT N4 | 8 Strokes

使

On:  
Kun:
つか.う

Meaning: use

Kanji Parts: 

  • 亻 person [variation of 人]
  • 丈 a big ruler (this meant a unit of measurement. I'm calling it a BIG ruler since it looks like 大 and it deals with measurement.
  • 口 mouth; opening

Mnemonic Story: 

A person 亻 uses a big ruler 丈 to measure his mouth 口.

Examples:

  • 大使館【たいしかん】 embassy
  • 使用【しよう】 use; application; utilization
  • 無駄遣い【むだづかい】 waste (of money or time); squandering

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