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If "jealousy is when you worry someone will take what you have ... envy is wanting what someone else has" So I think only the second sentence is correct. Am I right?

1) My girlfriend is jealous of my success.

2) My girlfriend envies my success.

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No. Both are correct.

"being jealous" means "feeling unhappy that you don't have something some other person has" just like "envying" - "feeling unhappy that you don't have something some other person has".

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    Mostly right, though notice that in more formal usage one can also feel jealousy (as protectiveness) for what one does have. This is not true of envy. – Luke Sawczak Dec 25 '17 at 14:49

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