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Arrugas: Backing Out--No Wrinkles!

¿No me digas que arrugaste?

Don't tell me you're backing out?

Caption 12, Verano Eterno - Fiesta Grande

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In the same scene, Benjamin rekindles the fire of the apuesta ("bet") to see whether Mauro has won the heart of Violeta. At one point, he asks Mauro if their bet is still on. To do so, he uses the verb arrugar, which means "to wrinkle" or "to crumble" in other contexts. But in the context of their bet, arrugar would mean crumble in a way, but a more straightforward translation is "to back out."

Keep your eyes open in the cosmetics section to find una arruga used as a noun meaning "a wrinkle," and often in the plural as arrugas.

When learning Spanish gets tough, ¡No arrugues!

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