la envidia
-the envy
See the entry for envidia.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (emotion)
a. envy
Cristina nunca ha podido sobreponerse a la envidia que experimenta al ver a su hermana tan feliz.Cristina has never been able to overcome the envy she feels seeing her sister so happy.
b. jealousy
Me corroe la envidia cada vez que la veo con su novio.I'm eaten up with jealousy every time I see her with her boyfriend.
2. (object of envy)
a. envy
Seré la envidia de la oficina gracias a mi ascenso.I'll be the envy of the office thanks to my promotion.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. envy
tener envidia deto envy
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envy; jealousy
es pura envidia it's sheer o pure envy o jealousy; he's just jealous; con este vestido serás la envidia de todas tus amigas with that dress you'll be the envy of all your friends; ¡qué envidia me da verte tan contenta! I'm so envious o jealous seeing you so happy!; dar envidia a algn to make sb envious o jealous; tener envidia a algn to envy sb; be jealous of sb
carcomerle o corroerle a algn la envidia to be eaten up with envy o jealousy
estar muerto de envidia to be green with envy
si la envidia fuera tiña (cuántos tiñosos habría) the world's full of envious people
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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