la paciencia
-the patience
See the entry for paciencia.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (willingness to endure something)
a. patience
Hay que tener mucha paciencia para ser maestro.You need a lot of patience to be a teacher.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
2. (used to ask for patience)
a. patience
¡Ya me quiero ir! - Paciencia. Tu papá viene en camino.I want to go now! - Patience. Your dad is on his way.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. patience
¡paciencia, que todo se arreglará!be patient, it'll all get sorted out!
¡qué paciencia hay que tener contigo!you'd try the patience of a saint!
¡este niño va a acabar con mi paciencia!I'm losing my patience with this child!
armarse de pacienciato summon up one's patience
perder la pacienciato lose one's patience
tener más paciencia que un santoto have the patience of a saint
tener pacienciato be patient
¡paciencia! (gen) be patient!; (S. Cone) that's just too bad!; acabársele o agotársele la paciencia a algn: se me acaba o agota la paciencia my patience is running out o wearing thin; armarse o cargarse o revestirse de paciencia to resolve to be patient; perder la paciencia to lose patience; tener paciencia to be patient; no tengo más paciencia my patience is at an end
¡paciencia y barajar! keep trying!; don't give up!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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