envidiar

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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
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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envidiar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to envy
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envidiar
transitive verb
1 [+persona] to envy
2 (codiciar) to desire; covet
envidiar algo a algn to envy sb sth; begrudge sb sth; su casa no tiene nada que envidiar a la tuya her house is at least as good as yours; her house is quite up to the standard of yours
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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