保つ

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 5
kun'yomi

Verb[edit]

保つ (godan conjugation, hiragana たもつ, romaji tamotsu)

  1. to keep up; to retain
    体面 (たいめん) (たも)
    taimen o tamotsu
    keep up appearances
  2. to maintain
    室温 (しつおん)一定 (いってい) (たも)
    shitsuon o ittei ni tamotsu
    keep a room at a fixed temperature

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.