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Reading and JLPT level
保つ JLPT 1
Kana Reading
たもつ
Romaji
tamotsu
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Godan verb with `tsu' ending, transitive 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
    Example sentence
    体温適温保ついうこと大切なことです It is important to maintain your body temperature at a suitable level.

Examples of 保つ, たもつ in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
保つ
Plain Polite
保ちます
Negative
保たない
Negative Polite
保ちません

Past

Plain
保った
Plain Polite
保ちました
Negative
保たなかった
Negative Polite
保ちませんでした

Te

Plain
保って
Plain Polite
保ちまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
保たれる
Plain Polite
保たれます
Negative
保たれない
Negative Polite
保たれません

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JLPT 2

9 strokes

protect, guarantee, keep, preserve, sustain, support

On'Yomi: , ホウ

Kun'Yomi: たも.つ

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