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使用 shǐ yòng: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

使用 (shǐ yòng) English Meaning

  • to use
  • to employ
  • to apply
  • to make use of

Traditional Characters:  使用

使 forms words in:

HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

用 forms words in:

HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Sample Sentences

  • 我使用这个。
    Wǒ shǐyòng zhège.
    I use this.
  • 我使用橡皮擦。
    Wǒ shǐyòng xiàngpí cā.
    I use an eraser.
  • 我如何使用餐券?
    Wǒ rúhé shǐyòng cān quàn?
    How do I use meal tickets?
  • 你会使用车床吗?
    Nǐ huì shǐyòng chēchuáng ma?
    Do you know how to use a lathe?
  • 使用它或失去它。
    Shǐyòng tā huò shīqù tā.
    Use it or lose it.
  • 你可以使用这辆车。
    Nǐ kěyǐ shǐyòng zhè liàng chē.
    You may use this car.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

使 (shǐ): to make; to cause; to enable; to use; to employ; to send; to instruct sb to do sth; envoy; messenger

  • 亻 (rén): man
  • 吏 (lì): minor government official or functionary (old)

用 (yòng): to use; to employ; to have to; to eat or drink; expense or outlay; usefulness; hence; therefore

  • (yòng): to use

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 使

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 促使 (cù shǐ): to 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)
  • 使劲儿 (shǐ jìn r): to exert all one’s strength

HSK 6 Word List

  • 使命 (shǐ mìng): mission (diplomatic or other); set task
  • 致使 (zhì shǐ): to cause; to result in

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 用

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

  • 使用(shǐyòng): to use; to employ; to apply; to make use of
  • 作用(zuò yòng): to act on; to affect; action; function; activity; impact; result; effect; purpose; intent; to play a role; corresponds to English -ity, -ism, -ization; CL: 個|个(gè)

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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