Wrinkle or Crumpled


Senior Member
Mexican Spanish
Good morning, greetings from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo!

How can someone distinguishibly use these two words?:


My shirt is wrinkled/crumpled.
You crumpled/wrinkled her worksheet.

I looked them both up in an English-Spanish dictionary and they both rendered the same Spanish meaning "arrugar".

Thanks in advance.
  • Chris K

    Senior Member
    English / US
    Crumpled is much more drastic. If you take a piece of paper and make it into a ball, it will be crumpled. If you then flatten it out it will still be wrinkled.
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