What's the secret to preserving your youth?
Thanks to Viet, Koichi was able to maintain his face.
The doctor told me that it’s important to exercise regularly to maintain your physical health, but he is so fat.
This word consists of kanji with hiragana attached. Because the hiragana ends with an う sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means preserve so the verb vocab version is to preserve.
Since this word consists of a kanji with hiragana attached, you can bet that it will use the kun'yomi reading. You didn't learn that reading with this kanji, so here's a mnemonic to help you:
If you want to learn how to preserve fruits and veggies, you should start with tamots (たも), that's slang for delish tomatoes. Once they're preserved, you get to make everyone you love eat those yummy tamots. Mmm!