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  • Notice that 漢 is made of several components: 氵 艹 口 夫
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遣 means 'use'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 1008   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-9    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 76 words   Used in 172 words   Used in 16 names   Component in 4 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   つか to use, to employ   つかわす to dispatch
Kun    -つか   -づか   や
⿺   () move  ⿳   middle   one   (𠂤) two mouths  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 遣 is used 7 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 遣 is used 160 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations).
Note: kanji quick view shows the most useful word for each reading which is also the most common variant, and in the 10,000 most useful words in Japanese. Words shown here draw from all words in Japanese and include less common forms.
ケン : 29 words FIND ALL
1. dispatch; despatch; deployment
2. temporary employee (esp. from an agency); temporary worker; agency temp  (see also: 派遣社員, 派遣労働者; abbreviation)
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: 81 words FIND ALL
expression, ichidan verb
to be forestalled; to be taken in; to be cheated; to be outwitted  (see also: して遣る; often written with kana only)
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つか (read as づか) : 25 words FIND ALL
pocket money; spending money; pin money; allowance  (see also: 小遣い銭; abbreviation)
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つか : 24 words FIND ALL
0 3
'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to send; to dispatch; to despatch
'su' godan verb, auxiliary verb
2. to bestow (favour, etc.); to grant (e.g. pardon)  (after て form, slightly pompous; often written with kana only)
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(read as やり) : 1 word FIND ALL
device to repel mosquitoes by fumigation
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Henshall: 1220  Joy o' Kanji : 1220  Key to Kanji:

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ケン   つか to use, to employ   つかわす to dispatch   
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チュウ   ジュウ   なか middle   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
two mouths
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Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.