Quick answer
"Wrinkle" is a noun which is often translated as "la arruga", and "furrow" is a noun which is often translated as "el surco". Learn more about the difference between "wrinkle" and "furrow" 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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furrow
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (agriculture)
a. el surco
(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).
If your field doesn't have furrows, it won't be easy to grow your crops.Si tu campo no tiene surcos, será difícil que crezcan tus cultivos.
2. (wrinkle)
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).
My mom bought a cream to hide the furrows in her skin.Mi mamá compró una crema para esconder las arrugas de su piel.
b. el surco
(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).
There was wisdom in every furrow that surrounded his eyes.Había sabiduría en cada surco que rodeaba sus ojos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to wrinkle the face)
a. arrugar
When the banker told John that there was no money in his account, he furrowed his brow, perplexed.Cuando el banquero le dijo a John que no había dinero en su cuenta, arrugó la frente, perplejo.
b. fruncir el ceño (phrasal)
My brother always furrows his brow when he's working on his math homework.Mi hermano siempre frunce el ceño cuando hace su tarea de matemáticas.
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