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patience
American English: /ˈpeɪʃəns/
British English: /ˈpeɪʃ(ə)ns/

Translation of patience in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • 1 (quality) to try somebody's patience
    poner a prueba la paciencia de alguien
    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
    la paciencia es la madre de la ciencia
    to have the patience of Job/a saint
    tener más paciencia que el santo Job/que un santo
    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)
    to play patience
    hacer solitarios
    a game of patience
    un solitario
    Example sentences
    • One sister has already nabbed the food and cards, and is sitting playing patience.

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