book

 

 

Learn English  
 

Blue Level

 
 

Red Level

 
 

Yellow Level

 
 

Green Level

 
 

Purple Level

 
 

Orange Level

 
 

Violet Level

 
 

Video Lessons

 
 

Links

 
 

American Speech

 
 

Chat

 
 

How to Learn

 
 

Vocabulary

 
 

U.S. Citizenship

 
 

Reading

 

 

 

 


 

patient

 

A person who is patient has the ability to wait for something to happen or tolerate difficulty.

  • You'll have to be patient and wait until it's your turn.
  • The kids aren't being very patient. They want the cake now.
  • A patient dog waited for her family to return home.
  • Our teacher is very patient. She puts up with a lot of difficult students.
  • Henry has to learn to be patient. He's very impatient. (The word "impatient" is the opposite of "patient.")

The word "patiently" is an adverb:

  • People waited patiently until their names were called.
  • Denise works patiently with the children.
  • The audience sat in the theater patiently until the performance began.

The word "patience" is a noun:

  • They have no patience. They can't wait
  • Our teacher has little patience when it comes to misbehavior in the classroom. (He does not tolerate bad behavior.)
  • This situation is testing my patience.

Sometimes the word "patient" is used to describe a person who receives medical care:

  • The doctor is examining the patient.
  • He has a lot of patients waiting to see him. (Note: The words "patients" and "patience" sound the same.)

doctor

The doctor is with a patient.

Click here to learn more words.

 

November 16, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

© 2018 Learn American English Online. All rights reserved.