I am afraid of heat/I cannot stand/tolerate/bear/resist heat


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A: I am afraid of heat and I often sweat.
B: I cannot stand/tolerate/bear/resist heat and I often sweat.

Which version sounds more natural? Or, is there a better way to say it?

Many thanks!
  • london calling

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    UK English
    Flower, why would you be 'afraid' of heat? That is a very different concept from being able to stand, tolerate or put up with heat. Presumably someone who is afraid of heat has some kind of terrible reaction to it: for example a friend of a friend of mine is allergic to sunlight and can only go out if she uses sunblock and covers up every inch of skin. I would understand it if she were to say she is 'afraid' of heat, as heat often means lots of sunlight.
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