ChineseEdit

 
to defend; to protect; to insure or guarantee
to defend; to protect; to insure or guarantee; to maintain; hold or keep; to guard
 
to grasp; to hold; support
to grasp; to hold; support; manage; direct; maintain
simp. and trad.
(保持)

PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

保持

  1. to keep; to maintain; to preserve; to remain; to stay; to exercise
    保持清潔 / 保持清洁  ―  bǎochí qīngjié  ―  to keep clean
    保持緘默 / 保持缄默  ―  bǎochí jiānmò  ―  to remain silent
    保持安靜 / 保持安静  ―  bǎochí ānjìng  ―  to keep quiet
    ……保持警惕 / ……保持警惕  ―  duì...... bǎochí jǐngtì  ―  to remain vigilant against something
    保持克制  ―  bǎochí kèzhì  ―  to exercise restraint
    保持微笑  ―  bǎochí wēixiào  ―  to keep smiling
    畢業仍然同學保持聯繫 [MSC, trad.]
    毕业仍然同学保持联系 [MSC, simp.]
    Bìyè hòu, tā réngrán yǔ tóngxué bǎochí liánxì. [Pinyin]
    He still keeps in touch with his classmates after graduation.

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 5

Grade: 3
on’yomi

NounEdit

保持(ほじ) (hoji (historical kana ほぢ)

  1. keeping, holding, conservation, retention
  2. maintenance

VerbEdit

保持(ほじ)する (hoji surusuru (stem 保持(ほじ) (hoji shi), past 保持(ほじ)した (hoji shita), historical kana ほぢする)

  1. keep, hold, conserve
  2. maintain

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