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Just as you need a steady diet of new vocabulary to speak English with confidence and competence - the whole idea behind WordMaster, by the way - a business's facilities and equipment need daily attention and care to function at their best. That's where this department comes in!

Today's Lesson


  • To maintain a machine, building, etc. is to inspect and repair it regularly so that it stays in good condition.

    The noun form is maintenance.
  • maintain とは、よい状態を保つために、機械や建物を定期的に点検し、修理をすること、つまり、整備する、という意味です。

    名詞形は maintenance で、整備、という意味です。



  1. We're spending nearly $40,000 a year to maintain this old equipment and keep it running. It would be cheaper just to replace it.
  2. A group of residents protested in front of the mayor's office to complain about the poor maintenance of the city's streets.
  3. a: A couple of light bulbs are out in the conference room.
    b: Just give Maintenance a call and ask them to send someone up to replace them.

英会話レッスンAnd don't forget to give the WordMaster a call again on Monday. Until then, have a great weekend!