sopportare qualcuno

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Today’s Parola del Giorno is the verb sopportare [qualcuno], which means to stand [someone], as in to tolerate/to put up with [someone]. You can also use this verb to talk about things, too, such as the heat.

Don’t confuse this verb with supportare, which means to support or to back. What a difference a single letter can make!

See the verb used below in its context:

Non siamo sicuri di volere andare alla festa di fine anno perché ci saranno anche quei colleghi antipatici che non sopportiamo.

We are not sure that we want to go to the end of the year party because there will also be some unpleasant colleagues that we can’t stand.