There are 2 translations of change in Spanish:

change1

Pronunciation: /tʃeɪndʒ/

n

  • 1 1.1 u c (alteration) cambio (m) a period of great change un período de grandes cambios there has been little change in the last 20 years ha habido pocos cambios en los últimos 20 años a change in public opinion/the law un cambio en la opinión pública/la ley a change in temperature un cambio de temperatura there's been a change in the weather ha cambiado el tiempo to make changes to sth hacerle* cambios a algo a change for the better un cambio positivo or para mejor a change for the worse un cambio para peor the change (of life) [euphemism/eufemismo] la menopausia 1.2 c (replacement) cambio (m) a change of address/plan/government un cambio de dirección/plan/gobierno an oil/wheel change un cambio de aceite/rueda a change of air/scenery will do you good un cambio de aire(s) or de ambiente te sentará bien to have a change of heart cambiar de idea 1.3 (of clothes) muda (f) bring at least one change of clothes/underwear tráete al menos una muda (de ropa)/de ropa interior 1.4 c (sth different from usual) cambio (m) at least it's o it makes a change from chicken por lo menos no es pollo going abroad would be o make a nice change no estaría mal ir al extranjero para variar for a change para variar I'll have coffee for a change para variar tomaré café he was late, for a change [iro] llegó tarde para variar [irónico/ironical] to ring the changes introducir* variaciones the chef likes to ring the changes on the menu every week al chef le gusta variar or cambiar el menú todas las semanas a change is as good as a rest con un cambio de actividad se renuevan las energías
  • 2 u 2.1 (coins) cambio (m), monedas (fpl), sencillo (m) (AmL) , feria (f) (Méx) [familiar/colloquial], menudo (m) (Col) one dollar in change un dólar en monedas can you give me some change for the machine? ¿me das cambio or monedas para la máquina? I don't have any loose change no tengo dinero suelto I can give change for o of $5 te puedo cambiar 5 dólares 2.2 (money returned) cambio (m), vuelto (m) (AmL) , vuelta (f) (Esp) , vueltas (fpl) (Col) sixty pence change sesenta peniques de cambio ( or vuelto etc) keep the change quédese con el cambio ( or vuelto etc) you can eat well and still have/get change from $10 se puede comer bien por menos de 10 dólares you won't get much change from o out of $1,000 no te costará mucho menos de 1.000 dólares not to get much change out of sb [colloquial/familiar] we didn't get much change out of her no pudimos sacarle mucho [familiar/colloquial]

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The LOE (Ley Orgánica de Educación) is a Spanish reform of 2006 which established four stages of pre-university education: non-compulsory educación infantil, from birth to six years; compulsory primary education, Primaria, from six to twelve; compulsory secondary education, ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, from twelve to sixteen; and either two years of Bachillerato, leading to university entrance, or two years of Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Medio, vocational training that can lead to Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Superior. The LOE superseded the LOGSE Ley Orgánica de Ordenación General del Sistema Educativo of 1990. The major change was a reduction in humanities subjects in the curriculum, while citizenship classes Educación para la Ciudadanía were introduced. The latter have been controversial in some quarters.

There are 2 translations of change in Spanish:

change2

vt

  • 1 1.1 [appearance/rules/situation] cambiar you can't change the way you are uno no cambia, no se puede cambiar la manera de ser the sorcerer changed her into a stone el mago la convirtió en una piedra 1.2 [tire/oil/sheets] cambiar to change one's address/job/doctor cambiar de dirección/trabajo/médico to change position/direction/color cambiar de posición/dirección/color I've changed jobs he cambiado de trabajo let's change the subject cambiemos de tema she changed her name from Bronowski to Brown se cambió el apellido de Bronowski a Brown the time/date of the concert has been changed han cambiado la hora/fecha del concierto to change gear cambiar de marcha, hacer* el cambio 1.3 (exchange) [seats/rooms] cambiar(se) de I wouldn't want to change places with her no quisiera estar or verme en su lugar if he doesn't like it can I change it? si no le gusta ¿puedo cambiarlo? he changed it for a red one lo cambió por uno rojo
  • 2 [money] 2.1 (into smaller denominations) cambiar can anyone change $20? ¿alguien me puede cambiar 20 dólares? 2.2 (into foreign currency) to change sth (into sth) cambiar algo (a or (Esp tb) en algo) to change dollars into pesos cambiar dólares a or (Esp tb) en pesos
  • 3 [baby] cambiar to change one's clothes/shoes cambiarse de ropa/de zapatos
  • 4 [Transp] you have to change train(s) at Nice tienes que hacer transbordo or cambiar (de trenes) en Niza

vi

  • 1 1.1 (become different) cambiar I can't believe how much she's changed me parece increíble lo mucho que ha cambiado she's a changed person since she met him desde que lo conoció es otra to change in shape/size cambiar de forma/tamaño customs have changed las costumbres han cambiado to change into sth convertirse* or transformarse en algo 1.2 (from one thing to another) cambiar the traffic lights changed cambió el semáforo, cambiaron las luces (del semáforo) the cast changes every three months el reparto cambia cada tres meses her smile changed to a frown dejó de sonreír y frunció el ceño the scene changes to wartime Rome la escena pasa or se traslada a Roma durante la guerra I've changed to a new dentist he cambiado de dentista 1.3
    (changing pres p)
    [needs/role/moods] cambiante
  • 2 2.1 (put on different clothes) cambiarse I'm going upstairs to change voy arriba a cambiarme she changed into a black dress se cambió y se puso un vestido negro I'm going to change into something more comfortable me voy a poner algo más cómodo change out of those wet clothes quítate esa ropa mojada to get changed cambiarse 2.2 [Transp] cambiar, hacer* transbordo all change! (BrE) ¡fin de trayecto! we have to change at Victoria tenemos que cambiar or hacer transbordo en Victoria

Phrasal verbs

change around

v + o + adv, v + adv + o (rearrange) [furniture/pictures] cambiar de sitio or de lugar 1.1v + adv cambiar

change down

v + adv (BrE)
[Auto] cambiar (a una velocidad inferior)

change over

v + adv
1.1 (change function, system) cambiar to change over to sth cambiar a algo, adoptar algo 1.2 (change channel) (BrE) [TV] cambiar de canal

change round

(esp BrE)

change up

v + adv (BrE)
[Auto] cambiar (a una velocidad superior)

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Word of the day anteojeras
fpl
blinders (US), blinkers (GB) …
Cultural fact of the day

The LOE (Ley Orgánica de Educación) is a Spanish reform of 2006 which established four stages of pre-university education: non-compulsory educación infantil, from birth to six years; compulsory primary education, Primaria, from six to twelve; compulsory secondary education, ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, from twelve to sixteen; and either two years of Bachillerato, leading to university entrance, or two years of Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Medio, vocational training that can lead to Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Superior. The LOE superseded the LOGSE Ley Orgánica de Ordenación General del Sistema Educativo of 1990. The major change was a reduction in humanities subjects in the curriculum, while citizenship classes Educación para la Ciudadanía were introduced. The latter have been controversial in some quarters.