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保つ, たもつ, もつ
Godan verb, Transitive
1. to keep, to preserve, to hold, to retain, to maintain, to sustain
Intransitive
2. to last, to endure, to keep well (food), to wear well, to be durable
体面を保つために行った。
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Particle, See 乃, occasionally ん, orig. written 乃 or 之
1. indicates possessive
2. nominalizes verbs and adjectives
See が・1
3. substitutes for "ga" in subordinate phrases
often ん
4. (at sentence-end, falling tone) indicates a confident conclusion
Female term or language
5. (at sentence-end) indicates emotional emphasis
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Particle, pronounced わ in modern Japanese
1. topic marker particle
2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
3. adds emphasis
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