In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1patience¡qué paciencia hay que tener con ella! — you need the patience of a saint with her!
- es un trabajo delicado para el que se necesita mucha paciencia — it's a delicate job that requires a great deal of patience
- no tienes paciencia para nada — you have absolutely no patience!
- ten paciencia, no tardará mucho — be patient / have a little patience, she won't be long
- ¡paciencia, otra vez será! — oh well / never mind, maybe next time
- perder la paciencia — to lose patience
- estás poniendo a prueba mi paciencia — you're trying my patience
- se me está acabando / agotando la paciencia — my patience is running out
- tener más paciencia que Job / que un santo — to have the patience of Job / of a saint
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