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"Wrinkle" is a noun which is often translated as "la arruga", and "crumpled" is an adjective which is often translated as "arrugado". Learn more about the difference between "wrinkle" and "crumpled" below.
wrinkle(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fold in skin)
a. la arruga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'll still love you when you're old and have wrinkles on your face.Aún te amaré cuando seas mayor y tengas arrugas en la cara.
2. (fold in clothing)
a. la arruga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I've been ironing this shirt, but the wrinkles just won't come out.Estuve planchando esta camisa, pero las arrugas no se van.
3. (an innovation)
a. el truco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Let me know if you come up with a new wrinkle for this procedure.Hazme saber si se te ocurre un truco nuevo para este procedimiento.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to make folds in)
a. arrugar (clothing)
Son, don't play on the floor right now. You'll wrinkle your shirt.Hijo, no juegues en el suelo ahora. Vas a arrugar la camisa.
b. fruncir (face)
She wrinkled her nose and said "no thank you, I don't like mussels."Frunció la nariz y dijo "no, gracias, no me gustan los mejillones".
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to become folded)
a. arrugarse
Linen is a very comfortable fabric, but it wrinkles easily.El lino es una tela muy cómoda, pero se arruga fácilmente.
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crumpled
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (wrinkled)
a. arrugado
Dad threw some crumpled newspaper into the stove and began stacking some kindling on top of it.Papá tiró unos periódicos arrugados en la estufa y puso leña sobre ellos.
b. abollado (metal)
The Parsons saw the crumpled frame of a car as they drove by the accident.Los Parson vieron el bastidor abollado de un carro cuando pasaron junto al accidente.
2. (fallen)
a. desplomado
We found Greta's crumpled, unconscious body in the middle of the hallway.Encontramos el cuerpo desplomado e inconsciente de Greta en medio del pasillo.
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