This post showcases/ highlights a typical use of the verb dar*.
Imagine you are talking to a relative, a friend or a work colleague. You are talking about yourself and your propensity to feel jealousy.
At some point, the other person says: "who causes you to feel jealous?"
In Spanish, he/she could choose to be less formal and say:
¿Quién te da celos?
Alternatively, he/ she could choose to be more formal and say:
¿Quién le da a usted celos?
Answering this question should be straightforward. Indicating or naming a person(s) might well be sufficient. However, the question includes an expression (dar celos) which you could use to make your answer more informative.
Here are some examples of how you could use that expression:
- Me dan celos mis amigos (my friends make me feel jealous);
- Me da celos mi amigo Pedro (my friend Pedro makes me feel jealous);
- Me da celos mi amiga María (my friend María makes me feel jealous);
- Me da celos mi hermano (my brother makes me feel jealous);
- Me da celos mi hermana (my sister makes me feel jealous);
- Me da celos mi primo (my cousin -male makes me feel jealous);
- Me da celos mi prima (my cousin -female makes me feel jealous);
Now you should practise answering the question:
¿Quién te da celos?
*See uses of verb dar below
*Verb Dar - Typical Uses/ Expressions
Dar alcance a To catch up with someone/ something Dar apuro To cause embarrassment/ to make one feel embarrassed Dar asco To cause nausea/ to make one feel nauseated Dar calabazas To reject/ to give the brush off Dar caña To hurry/ to harry/ to speed up Dar celos To cause jealousy/ to make one feel jealous Dar clase de To teach a subject Dar corte To cause embarrassment/ to make one feel embarrassed Dar cosa To cause fear/ unease/ discomfort Dar de alta To discharge/ To give the all clear (medical) Dar de baja To give leave (medical) Dar de sí To be elastic/ stretchable Dar envidia To cause envy/ make one feel envy Dar ganas de To feel like doing something Dar lástima To be in a sorry state/ to move someone to feel pity Dar miedo To cause fear/ to make one feel frightened Dar pena To cause pity/ sadness Dar rabia To anger/ to make one mad Dar vergüenza To cause embarrassment/ to make one feel embarrassed Darse cita To meet/ to come together Darse prisa To hurry up No dar abasto To be overloaded/ To be unable to cope
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