envy
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envy(
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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. (covetousness)
a. la envidia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Upon seeing the expensive ring that Marta's husband bought for her, Maria was filled with envy.Al ver el anillo caro que el esposo de Marta le había comprado, María se llenó de envidia.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to covet)
a. envidiar
I envy his ability to remain composed under pressure.Envidio su habilidad de mantener la calma bajo presión.
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envy
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la envidia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to be the envy of somebodyser la envidia de alguien
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (person)
a. envidiar
they envied him his successtenían envidia de or envidiaban su éxito
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envy [ˈenvɪ]
noun
envidia (f)
a look of envy una mirada de envidia; filled with envy lleno de envidia; to do sth out of envy hacer algo por envidia; it was the envy of everyone era la envidia de todos
to be green with envy morirse de envidia
transitive verb
envidiar; tener envidia de
she envies her sister envidia a su hermana; tiene envidia de su hermana; le tiene envidia a su hermana; I don't envy you! ¡no te envidio!; ¡no te tengo ninguna envidia!; to envy sb sth envidiar algo a algn; she envied him his confidence le envidiaba la seguridad que tenía en sí mismo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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