- 1 (quality) paciencia (f) 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] la paciencia es la madre de la ciencia [frase hecha/set phrase] to have the patience of Job/a saint tener* más paciencia que el santo Job/que un santo
- 2 (cards) (BrE) solitario (m) to play patience hacer* solitarios a game of patience un solitario
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.