tener envidia

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tener envidia(
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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 feel envy; often used with "de" or "a")
a. to be jealous
¿Por qué me habla así? - No le hagas caso. Te tiene envidia, eso es todo.Why does he speak to me like that? - Pay no attention to him. He's jealous of you, that's all.
b. to envy
Tengo mucha envidia de ti, Carlota. Tienes una bonita casa y una familia feliz.I really envy you, Carlota. You have a nice house and a happy family.
c. to be envious
Sus compañeras en la escuela de teatro tenían envidia de su éxito.Her drama school classmates were envious of her success.
d. to feel envious
Ya sé que soy millonario. No puedo hacer nada si la gente tiene envidia.I know I'm a millionaire. There's nothing I can do if people feel envious.
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