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American English: /ˈmeɪnt(ə)nəns/
, /ˈmeɪn(t)nəns/
British English: /ˈmeɪnt(ə)nəns/
, /ˈmeɪntɪnəns/

Translation of maintenance in Spanish:


  • 1 (continuance)
    Example sentences
    • Elitism, on the contrary, is the denigration of art and its consequent maintenance as the preserve of an affluent and educated minority.
    • Besides, there are other issues such as planning, execution, maintenance and preservation of greenery in Chennai.
    • People must know that they all can have a say in the preservation and maintenance of this way of life.
  • 2 (repairs) I do all my own maintenance on the car/house
    hago todo el mantenimiento del coche/todos los arreglos de la casa yo mismo
    (before noun) (contract/costs)
    de mantenimiento
    Example sentences
    • The appeal was launched 18 months ago and aims to fund essential maintenance work and the development of the Cathedral.
    • I believe that the ‘well meaning’ owner Mr Talbot has said it is for the purposes of ‘essential maintenance work’.
    • Bradford Council's head of highways John Blackburn, apologised for any inconvenience during the essential maintenance work.
  • 3 (money) (British) (Law)
    pensión (feminine) alimenticia
    alimentos (masculine plural)
    maintenance payment
    pago (masculine) (periódico) de alimentos
    Example sentences
    • English maintenance or alimony decrees can be lifelong.
    • The most likely scenario would then be that the woman would be thrown out the house, left to her meager or nil resources to file claims for maintenance, alimony or custody of her children.
    • It appears that the rules for alimony and maintenance support are the same as between heterosexual married couples, according to Byrne.
    Example sentences
    • An estimated 34% of new entrants benefited from some form of means-tested financial maintenance support.
    • Try and sort out the financial position: maintenance, pensions, inheritance.
    • By law he is obliged to, and does, contribute financially to their maintenance.
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