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American English: /ˈnərvəs/
British English: /ˈnəːvəs/

Translation of nervous in Spanish:


  • 1 (apprehensive, tense) to feel/get nervous
    estar/ponerse nervioso
    she gets terribly nervous
    se pone nerviosísima
    to be nervous about something/-ingthere'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 somebody nervous
    poner nervioso a alguien
    those of a nervous disposition
    las personas nerviosas
    Example sentences
    • We were pretty stressed and nervous about taking Arthur after the horrible accident of last weekend.
    • The days are gone when I am going to get nervous about games or worry about whether or not I play well.
    • I was, as ever, tense and nervous about the whole thing but I found it quite interesting and nicely handled.
  • 2
    a nervous complaint
    un problema nervioso
    she's a nervous wreck [colloquial]
    es un manojo de nervios
    (temporary state) está que se muere de nervios
    está muy mal de los nervios
    nervous collapse nervous exhaustion
    agotamiento (masculine) nervioso
    Example sentences
    • It is an excited nervous feeling though, full of expectation and anticipation.
    • The thought of his blind date gives him a rush of anticipatory nervous excitement.
    • I commented on this and was told the rashes were a nervous reaction to low-flying jets and explosions.
    Example sentences
    • One might imagine that nervous tissue consists of nerve cells and very little else.
    • Too ill to work and plagued by nervous disorders, these victims have almost given up on life.
    • He also said the woman's case history files showed she had been treated for nervous disorders.
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