Translation of patience in Spanish:

patience

Pronunciation: /ˈpeɪʃəns/

n

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1 (quality) paciencia (feminine) to try sb's patience poner* a prueba la paciencia de algn I lost my patience perdí la paciencia my patience is wearing thin/is exhausted se me está acabando or agotando/se me ha acabado or agotado la paciencia I've no patience with people like that con gente así yo no tengo paciencia patience is a virtue [set phrase/frase hecha] la paciencia es la madre de la ciencia [set phrase/frase hecha] to have the patience of Job/a saint tener* más paciencia que el santo Job/que un santo
    More example sentences
    • In my experience foreigners have no patience with this sort of thinking.
    • I made a third phone call a few days later, but their patience with me was obviously running out.
    • He is a decent hitter, has great patience at the plate and is defensively solid.
  • 2 (cards) (British English/inglés británico) solitario (masculine) to play patience hacer* solitarios a game of patience un solitario
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    • One sister has already nabbed the food and cards, and is sitting playing patience.

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