No Matter How You Say It: Patience

by | Feb 25, 2022 | No Matter How You Say It | 0 comments

In Other Languages

Spanish – paciencia 

French – patience

German – Geduld

Italian – pazienza

Swedish – tålamod

Basque – pazientzia

Portugese – paciência


For other character qualities related to Patience,
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Word Origin

The word patient comes from from Latin patins, present participle of pat, which means “to endure”. Can you see how patience is related to endurance?

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Sign Language

Check out the following links from for the American Sign Language interpretation of the words


Can you see how one sign has slow motions and implies quiet and the other is faster and fidgety?


Patience Idioms

  • Be like a beacon of hope
  • Be like a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis
  • Be like a guiding light
  • Be like a mirror reflecting the world around you
  • Be like a rock in the stream
  • Be like a steady hand
  • Be like a tree growing slowly and steadily
  • Be like a wellspring of calm
  • Be like the moon pulling the tides
  • Be like the sun shining after the rain
  • Be patient as job
  • Bide your time
  • Count to ten
  • Don’t burn your bridges
  • Don’t count your chickens before they hatch
  • Don’t get ahead of yourself
  • Don’t judge a book by its cover
  • Don’t rush into things
  • Give it time
  • Have the patience of a saint
  • Hold on to your hat 
  • Hold your horses
  • Keep your cool
  • Let sleeping dogs lie
  • Let the dust settle
  • Let things happen in their own time
  • Look before you leap
  • Make haste slowly
  • Out of patience 
  • Patient as Job 
  • Sit tight  
  • Take a deep breath
  • Take things one step at a time
  • Wait it out

                        As a Baby Name

                        Patience has been growing in popularity as a girl’s name over the last few years according to BabyCenter.