There are 2 translations of tangle in Spanish:

tangle1

Pronunciation: /ˈtæŋgəl/

vt

  • 1.1

    tangle (up)

    [threads/wool] enredar, enmarañar the bird had tangled itself (up) in the net el pájaro se había enredado en la red to get tangled (up) enredarse my hair got tangled (up) se me enredó el pelo
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    • Soon the rings and cans get all tangled together, and you have a huge mess inside the cooler.
    • Her hair hung in clumps down her back, tangled together and being blown in the wind.
    • We liked to think that the story of Australia is not one, but many tangled together.
    1.2 (muddle, confuse) (usually passive/normalmente en voz pasiva) enredar the situation has become even more tangled las cosas están todavía más enredadas a tangled affair un asunto enredado or complicado
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    • Unsurprisingly, nothing is what it seems as his play tangles its way to a quadruple-cross conclusion.
    • The communications industry is becoming an increasingly tangled web.
    • Like the whole tangled story of the casa nostra, the new Mafia museum contains more secrets than meets the eye.

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Phrasal verbs

tangle up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 (confuse) he got terribly tangled up trying to explain himself se hizo un enredo or [colloquial/familiar] lío tratando de explicarse 1.2 (involve, embroil) (usually passive/normalmente en voz pasiva) to get tangled up in sth verse* implicado en algo 1.3tangle1 1 1

tangle with

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
[colloquial/familiar] he's dangerous: I wouldn't tangle with him! es peligroso, yo que tú no me metería con él having tangled with him before, I trod warily como ya había lidiado con él, me anduve con pie de plomo

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Cultural fact of the day

Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.

There are 2 translations of tangle in Spanish:

tangle2

n

  • 1.1 (of threads, hair) enredo (m), maraña (f), embrollo (m); (of weeds, undergrowth) maraña (f); (of streets) laberinto (m), embrollo (m) I tried to comb the tangles out of my hair traté de desenredarme el pelo the ropes lay in a tangle on the floor las cuerdas estaban hechas una maraña or un enredo en el suelo how did your hair get into such a tangle? ¿cómo se te ha enredado tanto el pelo?
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    • His brown hair was an unruly mass of tangles and knots.
    • As always when she woke up, her hair was a mass of tangles.
    • Her hair was a mass of tangles, sand and sweat caked to her scalp.
    1.2 (muddle, confusion) lío (m), enredo (m) to get into a tangle armarse un lío I'm in such a tangle with these forms tengo un enredo or [colloquial/familiar] lío con estos formularios the tangle of bureaucracy la maraña burocrática
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    • The reason for the delay is the mess ministers are making of the terrible tangle of complicated regulations in an already rotten piece of legislation.
    • The real evil is the muddle, the tangle of evasions, words, intrigues by which he instinctively seeks to dodge reality.
    • I'm sure a few of you may be getting individual mails about this at some point in the future, but it's a complicated tangle, and I really don't want to go there.
    1.3 (dispute) [colloquial/familiar] lío (m), follón (m) (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]
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    • It is left to India and China, who have in the past, frittered away their most creative energies in wars and conflicts to rise above their tangles and claim the economic leadership that he is fast abandoning.
    • However, since May 2000 the company has been mothballed over ongoing legal tussles and tangles.
    • Akin to the Rapunzel character in the classic Grimm fairy tale, the long tresses of this 12th class student from Kollam nearly got her into a serious tangle.

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Cultural fact of the day

Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.