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
    More example sentences
    • One sister has already nabbed the food and cards, and is sitting playing patience.

Definition of patience in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day reubicar
vt
to relocate …
Cultural fact of the day

In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.