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〜にたえない [〜にたえない] (nitaenai1)
    Meaning: cannot stand; cannot do; no value to
    Example: I can't stand listening to his karaoke
    JLPT Level: 1
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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耐える means to bear.

Vdic + に + 耐えない = (Verb) is unbearable
 
(dc)
On the difference between  and 
There are two たえないs of note in the Japanese language... hurray. How to distinguish them?
 is for saying you just can't stand something and should be constructed from VERB辞書形 + にたえない
 is for saying that you have a strong emotional reaction to something - "氏の当会へのご援助はまことに感謝に堪えません|We cannot be too grateful to him for the help he has given our society." and should be constructed NOUN + たえない.

Both are on the old JLPT 1 syllabus, if anyone knows what's on the new N1, please advise
 
(LR)
Ref # Kanzen Master Level 1 - p67 - no.63 
(LR)
Customarily used only with a set number of verbs like "can't stand to look", "can't stand to hear" "can't stand to read" "can't stand to face up to" - 見る、聴く、読む、正視する 
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ex #4242   これは芸術作品どころか、見るにたえないほどのできだ。 
This is far from being an artists work, its so bad its hard to look at  
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ex #5158   聞くに耐えない歌いぶり  
execrable singing  
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ex #5159   最近のテレビには、見るにたえないほどひどい番組がある  
TV of late, the programs are so terrible, I can't stand to watch them  
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ex #5160   見るに耐えない  
butt-ugly  
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ex #5161   言うに耐えない  
unspeakable  
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ex #5162   ああいう陰口は聞くにたえません。 
I can't stand to hear that kind of bitching behind people's backs.  
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ex #8019   国会議員と言う要職にある彼が酒に酔って魔黷トいる状態は、全く見るにたえない姿だ。  
Holding such an important job as he does as a member of the diet, I utterly cannot endure seeing him behaving so unruly under the influence of alcohol. (1999 paper)  
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OlivierThis entry should be listed as belonging to Level 1. 
LRMoving this to level 1, 2010/12/4 
kin_samaShould it not be 耐えられない instead, since it's a potential verb?

I looked it up at ALC Space, and most of the examples have a られる ending: http://eow.alc.co.jp/%E8%80%90/UTF-8/
 

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