Translation of jealous in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈdʒeləs/


  • 1 1.1 (fearing rivalry) [husband/lover] celoso to get jealous ponerse* celoso he does it to make you jealous lo hace para que te pongas celosa in a jealous rage en un arrebato de celos to be jealous of sb estar* celoso de algn, tener* celos de algn 1.2 (envious) [person/nature] envidioso don't you feel jealous when you see … ? ¿no te da envidia ver …? you're only jealous! ¡lo que tienes es envidia! to be jealous of sth envidiar algo to be jealous of sb tenerle* envidia a algn
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    • They were much more intelligent than we were, and quite frankly, we were jealous of their achievements.
    • By our very nature, we are selfish, jealous, envious, stricken with strife, and sometimes downright rebellious.
    • It would be selfish to be jealous of him, and I could truthfully say I wasn't.
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    • We stopped sleeping together, but when Hanna got a new boyfriend I was jealous for the first time ever.
    • A jealous husband broke a man's nose because he thought someone was ‘ogling’ his wife.
    • Also, she had been asked to join study groups, but the husband was jealous, and forbade her from meeting with other students.
  • 2 (protective) to be jealous of sth ser* celoso de algo
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    • Mr Dallas said Edmunds was possessive and jealous of Miss Lawrance and took the view that if he could not have her then no one else would.
    • He was too possessive of her, she was too jealous of him.
    • It means that he cares enough about you and your relationship that he is getting jealous and protective of you.

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