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1. (anxious)
a. nervous (temporarily)
Estaba tan nervioso por el examen que temblaba y todo.I was so nervous for the test that I was even shaking.
b. high-strung (personality trait) (United States)
Mi jefe es una persona nerviosa que siempre va acelerada. My boss is a high-strung person who is always in a rush.
c. highly strung (personality trait) (United Kingdom)
El yoga puede tener un efecto positivo en la gente muy nerviosa.Yoga can have a positive effect on highly strung people.
2. (anatomy)
a. nervous
El sistema nervioso es una red de tejidos altamente especializada.The nervous system is a highly specialized network of tissues.
b. nerve
Las terminaciones nerviosas envían la información al cerebro a través de la médula espinal.Nerve endings send the information to the brain through the spinal cord.
nervioso, -a
1. nervous (anatomy) (sistema, enfermedad)
  • centro/tejido nervioso, -a nerve center/tissue
2. nervous (inquieto)
  • ponerse nervioso, -a to get nervous
3. highly strung (muy activo) (British) , high-strung (United States)
4. worked-up, uptight (irritado)
  • poner nervioso, -a a alguien to get on somebody's nerves
  • ponerse nervioso, -a to get uptight o worked up
1 (Anatomía) nerve; nervous
centro nervioso nerve centre; crisis nerviosa nervous breakdown; depresión nerviosa nervous depression; sistema nervioso nervous system; ataque nervioso (attack of) hysterics
2 (excitable)
ser nervioso to be highly strung; be nervous; es un niño muy nervioso he's a very highly strung o nervous child; los foxterriers son muy nerviosos fox terriers are very highly strung
3 (intranquilo)
estar nervioso to be nervous; está nerviosa porque tiene un examen she's nervous because she has an exam; está muy nervioso porque aún no han llegado he's very anxious because they haven't arrived yet; esperaban nerviosos los resultados they waited nervously to hear the results; los caballos estaban nerviosos antes de la tormenta the horses were restless before the storm; poner nervioso a algn to make sb nervous; ponerse nervioso to get nervous; me pongo muy nerviosa en las entrevistas I get very nervous in interviews; ¡no te pongas nervioso! keep cool! (familiar)
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