Advent Calendar 2019 – Patience

Patience

 

Hello everyone,

door 7 of our Advent Calendar and behind this door is another little sneak peek to my upcoming book on Prefix Verbs. This time, with a look at a noun that is very very very crucial for German learners :)

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die Geduld

Geduld comes from the old Indo-European root *tele-. This root was about the idea of bearing, enduring and it’s also the origin of the English words tolerate and toll. Oh and the somewhat archaic English verb thole, which means something like to bear, to endure. German had its own verb dulden and Geduld is the classic ge-noun for that and originally was the ability to endure, to bear and then it slowly shifted toward a more general “ability to wait”. Or in one word: patience.
The word patience has a very similar evolution by the way, as it, too, was also about suffering in the beginning.
The word dulden is also still around, and it’s about the idea of (temporarily) accepting, letting be. And there’s erdulden, which has a bit more of a notion of suffering. But that one is pretty rare.

(un)geduldig – (im)patient(ly)
das Geduldsspiel – puzzle, waiting game

  • Geduld ist eine Tugend.
  • Patience is a virtue.
  • Maria ist sehr ungeduldig.
  • Maria is very impatient.
  • Warum duldet die Polizei die Drogendealer im Park?
  • Why do the police accept the drug dealers in the park
    (Why are they not doing anything?)

 

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Let me know in the comments if you have any questions.
Have a great day and bis morgen :).

for members :)

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Jake
Jake

Wo ist denn eigentlich das Buch? Das duldet keinen Aufschub mehr!

Nur ein Scherz, ich will dir ja keinen Druck machen.

Roger
Roger

Is die Gedult connected to the English words “indulge” and “divulge” (and even “bulge”) and what would be the best German equivalents of these ?

Roger from “German is getting a little bit Easier” ;-)

radwib
radwib

Sorry but it hurts my ears. Why do the police…

parisbongi
parisbongi

Ich habe geduldig darauf gewartet! ( Interesting that the word patience is associated with your upcoming book…)
Noch einmal vielen Dank!

Turtles
Turtles

That’s a nice way to phrase it –> Warum duldet die Polizei die Drogendealer im Park?

I would have said

Warum erlauben die Polizei die Drogendealer,
Ihrer Aktivität Im park zu machen?

Now, Can I use “dulden” in other phrases such as “Warum duldet die Schüler seine Hausaufgabe?

Marian
Marian

Ich finde diesen Artikel sehr interessant. Als manchmal ungeduldiger Mensch, ist die Vorstellung dass Geduld etwas ertragen soll, hilfreich. Das deutsche Wort für passion/Leidenschaft ist auch so. Yay Deutsch, Sprache der Philosophen.

Martin
Martin

The verb “thole”, meaning to endure, is very much still in current use in Scotland.

Californiagogirl
Californiagogirl

Or, Why do the police tolerate …?

Anjing
Anjing

Yeh, I would say ‘tolerate’ or ‘put up with’ would be most fitting here.

Ahmad Mazaheri
Ahmad Mazaheri

Geduld ist eine Geduld ! Sagt Man . Aber wirklich ?
Die Zeit bringt Rat,wenn du Geduld hast . Frederich Schiller Zitate von Wilhelm Tell
Ich bedank mich dir über dieser tollen Episode Adentkallenders .

Ahmad Mazaheri
Ahmad Mazaheri

TUGEND

Anonymous
Anonymous

Awesome blog.

Alan
Alan

weil die Polizei die Drogenbanden der Einhörner bezahlt.