Quick answer
"Distancias" is a form of "distanciar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to space out". "Envidias" is a form of "envidiar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to envy". Learn more about the difference between "distancias" and "envidias" below.
distanciar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to put space between)
a. to space out
Es muy importante que distancies las plantas para que tengan espacio para crecer.It's really important to space the plants out so that they have room to grow.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to alienate)
a. to drive apart
La acalorada discusión distanció a los tres amigos.A heated argument drove the three friends apart.
b. to distance
El estilo del cura joven parecía distanciar a algunos parroquianos.The young priest's style seemed to be distancing some of the parishioners.
distanciarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to put distance in between)
a. to distance oneself
Decidí distanciarme del grupo para poder hacer fotos tranquilamente.I decided to distance myself from the group to take pictures calmly.
b. to move away from
Los padres no dejaban que su hijo pequeño se distanciara demasiado de ellos en la playa.The parents didn't let their small son move away from them too much on the beach.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to become estranged)
a. to grow apart
Muchas parejas se distancian cuando dejan de comunicarse.Many couples grow apart when they stop communicating.
b. to drift apart
Jenny y yo nos distanciamos porque dejamos de tener cosas en común.Jenny and I drifted apart because we stopped having things in common.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to be jealous of someone)
a. to envy
Lo envidio porque lo tiene todo: dinero, novia y un trabajo estupendo.I envy him because he has everything: money, girlfriend, and a great job.
b. to be envious of
Todas envidian a Carlota porque es tan atractiva.Everyone is envious of Carlota because she's so attractive.
2. (to want)
a. to envy
No envidio la posición tan difícil en la que te encuentras.I don't envy you the difficult situation you're in.
b. to covet
No envidio tu riqueza, hermano, porque tengo riquezas de otra índole.I don't covet your wealth, brother, for I have riches of another nature.
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