Wrinkle or Crumpled

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by cisco795, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. cisco795 Senior Member

    Mexico
    Mexican Spanish
    Good morning, greetings from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo!

    How can someone distinguishibly use these two words?:

    Wrinkle.
    Crumple.

    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.
     
  2. Chris K Senior Member

    Tacoma WA, US
    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.
     
  3. cisco795 Senior Member

    Mexico
    Mexican Spanish
    Thanks a lot!
    I appreciate your help.
     

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