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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 保つ (tamotsu)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 保つ (tamotsu)

Kana: たもつ
Kanji: 保つ
Romaji: tamotsu

Type: Verb
Meaning: to keep, to preserve, to hold, to retain, to maintain, to support, to sustain, to last, to endure, to keep well (food), to wear well, to be durable
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

父はなんとか落ち着きを保っていたが、心のなかでは身もだえしていた。
chichi wa nan toka ochitsuki o tamotte ita ga, kokoro no naka de wa mimodae shite ita.
My father managed to keep his composure, even though he was squirming inside.

木村は、社員の前では落着いた態度を保っていたが、よく眠れないということは傍目にもわかった。
kimura wa, shain no mae de wa ochitsuita taido o tamotte ita ga, yoku nemurenai to iu koto wa okame ni mo wakatta.
In front of the staff, Kimura maintained his self-control, although he did look as though he was not sleeping well at night.

まわりに人々とは距離を保ち、中庭を囲む壁に沿って歩いていった。
mawari ni hitobito to wa kyori o tamochi, nakaniwa o kakomu kabe ni sotte aruite itta.
I kept to the outer wall, maintaining my distance from the others.

私は、軍隊時代の訓練と経験を活用し、バランスを適切に保つようにしていた。
watashi wa, guntai jidai no kunren to keiken o katsuyou shi, baransu o tekisetsu ni tamotsu you ni shite ita.
My own solution to the problem of finding the right balance has been shaped by my military training and experience.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 维持 (wéichí)
Korean: 유지하다 (yujihada)

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