Translation of nervous in Spanish:

nervous

Pronunciation: /ˈnɜːrvəs; ˈnɜːvəs/

adj

  • 1 (apprehensive, tense) nervioso to feel/get nervous estar*/ponerse* nervioso she gets terribly nervous se pone nerviosísimato be nervous about sth/-ing there's nothing to be nervous about no tienes por qué ponerte nervioso I was nervous about making a mistake tenía miedo de equivocarme she's nervous of traffic since the accident desde el accidente le tiene miedo al tráfico to make sb nervous poner* nervioso a algn those of a nervous disposition las personas nerviosas
  • 2 [system/tissue/tension] nervioso a nervous complaint un problema nervioso she's a nervous wreck [colloquial/familiar] es un manojo de nervios (temporary state) está que se muere de nervios, está muy mal de los nervios nervous collapse colapso (m) nervioso nervous exhaustion agotamiento (m) nervioso

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