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使
Pronunciation
Mandarin shǐ
Cantonese (Jyutping)sai2, si2, si3
Japanese Kuntsukau, tsukai
Japanese Onshi
Korean (Hangul)
Korean (Yale)sa, si
Vietnamesesứ
Meaning
Definition cause, send on a mission, order; envoy, messenger, ambassador
Character Rank
Traditional169
Simplified102
常用字表119
Hong Kong Grade Level3
Common Words With This Character  
使用shǐyòngto use; to employ; to apply; to make use of
大使dàshǐambassador; envoy
即使jíshǐeven if; even though
使得shǐdeusable; workable; feasible; doable; to make; to cause
促使cùshǐto induce; to promote; to urge; to impel; to bring about; to provoke; to drive (somebody to do something); to catalyze; to actuate; to contribute to (some development)
使劲shǐjìnto exert all one's strength
Related Characters
Look-Alikes便
Same Structure & Phonetic Component(Sign-in required)
Computer Encoding
Unicode U+4F7F
Big 5A8CF
GB2312CAB9
Input Method Codes
Cangjieojlk
Four Corner2520.6
WuBiwgkq
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