Spanish Saying: “Verde de envidia”

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“Verde de envidia”

This Spanish saying is literally translated into English. You are “green with envy” when you desperately desire what other people have. It’s a negative feeling. The equivalent expression “morirse de envidia” is often used. Morirse means to die.

However, this saying can be used to show how much you appreciate others’ possessions, achievements... 


a) Negative sense

Sandra está verde de envidia por el éxito de Ana.

Ana’s success makes Sandra green with envy.

b) Positive sense

Me encanta tu bolso nuevo. Me muero de envidia.

I love your new bag! I’m green with envy.

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