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See the entry forenredo.
Presentyoconjugation ofenredar.
Preteriteél/ella/ustedconjugation ofenredar.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (twisted mass)
a. tangle
El enredo de pelos impedía que el desagüe funcionara bien.The tangle of hairs was stopping the waste pipe draining properly.
b. knot
Los peines de plástico siempre me hacen enredos en el pelo.Plastic combs always make knots in my hair.
2. (complication)
a. mess
En menudo enredo nos metimos al tratar de calcular la cuenta.We got into a real mess when it came to working out the check.
b. muddle
Tuve un enredo con las fechas. Pensé que era el 15 pero era el 25.I got into a muddle with the dates. I thought it was the 15th and it was the 25th.
c. trouble
Juan ha tenido varios enredos con su jefe y le han despedido.Juan has had quite a lot of trouble with his boss and he's been fired.
d. complicated situation
El enredo que vive el protagonista se produce por un malentendido.The complicated situation the main character finds herself in occurs because of a misunderstanding.
3. (duplicity)
a. shady business
Los enredos en los que andaba metido le costaron un año de cárcel.The shady business he was involved in cost him a year in jail.
4. (scheming)
a. intrigue
No quiero meterme en enredos de oficina.I don't want to get mixed up in office intrigues.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. affair
Se divorció de su marido porque tuvo un enredo con otra mujer.She divorced her husband because he had an affair with another woman.
b. love affair
Mario suele tener enredos que duran muy poco tiempo.Mario's love affairs tend to be very short-lived.
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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. (maraña)
a. tangle, knot
2. (lío)
a. mess, complicated affair
3. (asunto ilícito)
a. shady affair
4. (teatro & cine)
comedia de enredofarce
5. (amoroso)
a. (love) affair
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1 [de hilos, cuerda] tangle
un enredo de pelos a tangle of hair
2 [de datos] (gen) maze; tangle; (confusión) mix-up;
3 (laberinto) maze
4 (asunto turbio) shady business
5 (amorío) love affair
6 (implicación) embroilment; involvement
7 (en novela) complicated situation
8 enredos (intrigas) intrigues; (mentiras) mischief
; (s)
mischievous lies
comedia de enredo(s) comedy of intrigue
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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