In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(unwilling to wait)impacientedon't be so impatient — no seas tan impaciente
- she will be impatient for her lunch — estará impaciente por comer
- He was never angry with any person, nor was he ever impatient with their human weaknesses.
- I became very impatient with the game before I had even gotten far into it.
- Like the rest of us, he is sometimes short and impatient with those around him, and he does not suffer fools gladly.
- Michelle was starting to get a little impatient waiting for Guy and stood up to get ready to leave.
- I come on behalf of someone who's grown very impatient with your games.
- Last week's conflict was provoked by the arrogance of a Prime Minister impatient with the parliamentary process.
- He seems impatient with you, almost testy to the point of animosity.
- He becomes so impatient that later that night, he decides to pack some food and get the dogs himself.
- Just some people are too impatient to see it, or they don't take it for what it is.
- Frankly, it was annoying and I was growing impatient with all the delays.
- Sometimes he sounds impatient with the necessary formality of the interview contract.
- He's impatient with everything, annoyed at everything, and he always acts without thinking.
- This high-speed technician can be brusque and impatient with the indecisive, but he is a wonder to behold.
- Can I be forgiven for becoming a bit impatient here?
- We are not to strive, become impatient with ourselves, or grow angry or despairing when we find we are bound by some uncleanness.
- He quickly grew impatient with it, though he could not speak to Isobel of why.
- Suddenly you feel irritated with others and impatient with your own inability to do things as well or as quickly as you hoped.
- Letting out an impatient sigh, Jackie felt the world move in slow motion.
- I was brought back to reality by the honk of an impatient driver behind me.
- He quickly tuned my own guitar, having grown impatient with my sitting there.
2(irritable)(person) impaciente(gesture/voice) de impacienciashe's very impatient with the children — no tiene nada de paciencia con los niños
- to get impatient with sb — perder la paciencia con algn
- she's very impatient of incompetence — no tolera la incompetencia
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