Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles So, today I wanted to help you learn the English phrase "I can't stand it." This is a phrase that we use when we don't like something. Um, maybe you don't like cake. Um, I'm sure there's some people in the world that don't like cake. Uh, and if someone said to you, "Hey, would you like a piece of cake?" you could say, "No, ah, I don't like cake, I can't stand it." Um, so when you say "I can't stand it," it's kind of emphasizes the fact that you don't like cake. Um, you could also use this for people. Um, if someone said, "Oh, Joe is coming over," uh, you could say, "Aw, really? I can't stand him." Um, it's not a nice thing to say, but if that's how you feel about Joe, that's one way that you could express that you dislike him. You could say, "Aw, I can't stand him." "He's so annoying when he talks." Um, so, if you want to say you don't like something, you can say, "I can't stand it." If you want to say that you don't like someone, you could say that you don't, that you "can't stand them." I'm having trouble talking today. Uh, and that would be saying that you dislike them or it. Um, I also wanted to talk today about another phrase with the word stand in it, and that's the phrase "stand a chance." When we use this phrase, we are asking, usually asking someone if they think that something might happen. So, let's say there's someone you really like, and you want to ask them out on a date. Uh, you could say to a friend, "I want to ask to this guy or this girl. Do you think I stand a chance?" And what you're asking there is, "Do you think they will say yes if I ask them out?" Um, you could say, "Oh, I'm gonna buy a lottery ticket." "Do you think I stand a chance of winning?" Uh, and so basically what you're asking is, "Do you think, if I bought a lottery ticket, that I might win the lottery?" So, again, if you say, "I can't stand it," it means you don't like something, And if you ask someone if they think you "stand a chance," you're asking if they think something might happen. Anyways, Bob the Canadian here. Hope you're having a good day. It's a beautiful day here in Canada. I hope it is where you are, too. Bye.