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patient

Pronunciation: /ˈpeɪʃənt/

Translation of patient in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [teacher/mother] paciente; [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 sb tener* paciencia con algn
    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.

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Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.