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11 / 02 / 2005

CAN'T STAND DOING: meaning and examples

Good morning everybody. Today's expression is: can't stand doing something; can't stand something/somebody or can't stand it when... It means: to hate or to have a strong dislike for something/somebody or for doing something. Example 1: My dog can't stand it when I go to work. He gets upset and barks very loudly. (bark = ladrar) Example 2: I can't stand watching dubbed films. For this reason I'm very pleased with DVDs. Now I can watch films in their original version with subtitles in my language! Example 3: Lucy can't stand Edith. However, since they work in the same office she has learned to hide her feelings. For this expression we have another example from a song. The Police sang "I can't, I can't, I can't stand losing you." As you can see, sometimes songs can be an excellent way to learn or review new expressions and vocabulary. If you have any questions about today's Daily Vitamin, please don't hesitate to contact me. Have a good day and an excellent weekend!