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patient
American English: /ˈpeɪʃənt/
British English: /ˈpeɪʃ(ə)nt/

Translation of patient in Spanish:

adjective

  • (teacher/mother)
    (research/explanation)
    hecho con paciencia y detenimiento
    to be patient
    ser paciente
    tener paciencia
    be patient just a little longer
    ten un poco más de paciencia
    to be patient with somebody
    tener paciencia con alguien
    Example sentences
    • The people of Gloucester must have been affected by the patient suffering of their pastor.
    • The Foss Basin is always a safe bet at this time of year and pike anglers have been reaping the rewards of a patient approach.
    • This time, they are taking a more patient approach.

noun

  • chest/kidney patients
    enfermos (masculine plural) de pulmón/riñón
    Example sentences
    • This could also open the way for hospitals to start charging patients for treatment.
    • Hospital chiefs insist no patient suffered worse treatment because of the scandal.
    • It could see patients being banned from treatment for up to a year in severe cases.

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