Video appunto: Verbi stand e bear
Can't stand and Can't bear
If you can't stand or can't bear something, you do not like it or do not want to experience it.
Ex: If we are eating out, I always beg my family to plan the meal very early in the evening, since I
can't stand waiting in long restaurant lines. we have a pact to do so for special occasions like Mother's Day, when the lines are even longer.
Ex: I can't stand calling off the surprise party when everyone has worked so hard to organize it, but I worry that Michael already suspects something.
Ex: Shelly can't bear seeing stray dogs on the street. She always takes them in and tries to find them a good home.
Ex: I feel bad for a new acquaintance at work who has a pet that is suffering at the moment. She can't bear seeing him in this state, which I think is totally understandable. You can also use the verb to mind to indicate that you dislike something or are bothered by something. This word indicates a dislike that is not as strong as the previous examples. It's often used in questions to ask if
someone else dislikes something. It's also very common to hear the
negative form, not mind, to indicate that something is okay.
Ex: It bothers some people, but my colleagues and I do not mind listening
to music during the day as long as it is not loud.
Ex: The man in the cafe was asked if he would mind watching a fellow
customer's things while he ordered a coffee at the counter. He seemed
uncomfortable, but he agreed to do so.