wrinkle
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wrinkle(
rihng
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kuhl
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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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wrinkle
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
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).
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a. arrugarse
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wrinkle [ˈrɪŋkl]
noun
arruga (f)
transitive verb
(also wrinkle up) [+fabric, clothes] arrugar; [+brow, forehead] fruncir
she wrinkled her nose
intransitive verb
(also wrinkle up) arrugarse
wrinkle [ˈrɪŋkl]
noun
(idea) idea (f); noción (f); (tip) indicación (f); (dodge) truco (m);
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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