be jealous
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be jealous(
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. (envious)
a. estar celoso
Kevin's jealous of me because I got the job he wanted.Kevin está celoso de mí porque conseguí el trabajo que él quería.
b. estar envidioso
Those other girls are jealous, and that's why they're so mean.Esas otras chicas están envidiosas, y por eso son tan antipáticas.
c. tener celos
I'm jealous that you get to work from home.Tengo celos de ti trabajando desde tu casa.
2. (protective)
a. ser celoso
I am eternally jealous of my reproductive rights because I am an activist.Soy celosa de mis derechos reproductivos para siempre porque soy activista.
3. (suspicious)
a. estar celoso
My boyfriend is so jealous. I can't stand it.My novio está tan celoso. No lo puedo aguantar.
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