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"Estar celoso" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "to be jealous", and "tener celos" is an intransitive verb phrase which is also often translated as "to be jealous". Learn more about the difference between "estar celoso" and "tener celos" below.
estar celoso(
ehs
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tahr
 
seh
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loh
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soh
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. to be jealous
Pedro está celoso de los compañeros de trabajo de su novio.Pedro is jealous of his boyfriend's coworkers.
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tener celos(
teh
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nehr
 
seh
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lohs
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to envy)
a. to be jealous
Tu hermana se va a dar la vuelta al mundo. ¿No tienes celos?Your sister is going on a trip around the world. Aren't you jealous?
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