Tener celos vs ser celosa

ChrisB2Kwiziq community member

Tener celos vs ser celosa


Why does the affirmative phrase use "tener celos" while the negative phrase uses "ser celosa"?


Yo creo que Marta tiene celos. 
I think Marta is jealous.

Yo no creo que María sea celosa.

I don't think María is jealous.


Thanks!

Asked 7 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Chris

There's no special reason, it's only that we expressed the same thing in two different ways (tener celos or ser celoso/-a both mean "to be jealous", although the first one literally means "to have jealousy") - I'll change it so we use the same expression in both the affirmative and the negative phrase so it doesn't create confusion. So now you have:

Yo creo que María tiene celos. (indicative)

Yo no creo que María tenga celos. (subjunctive)

Saludos

Inma

Chris asked:View original

Tener celos vs ser celosa


Why does the affirmative phrase use "tener celos" while the negative phrase uses "ser celosa"?


Yo creo que Marta tiene celos. 
I think Marta is jealous.

Yo no creo que María sea celosa.

I don't think María is jealous.


Thanks!

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