There are 2 translations of shift in Spanish:

shift1

Pronunciation: /ʃɪft/

vt

  • 1 1.1 (change position of) [object/furniture] correr , mover* to shift the scenery [Theat] cambiar el decorado the election has shifted the balance of power toward the right las elecciones han inclinado el equilibrio político hacia la derecha he keeps shifting his ground cambia constantemente de posición 1.2 (transfer, switch) the war shifted attention away from domestic problems la guerra distrajo la atención de los problemas internos to shift resources from the public to the private sector traspasar or transferir* recursos del sector público al privado they tried to shift the responsibility onto us trataron de cargarnos la responsabilidad
  • 2 (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] 2.1 (move, remove) shift yourself, will you! ¡quítate de ahí! I can't shift this nail/cork este clavo/tapón no hay quien lo saque it's impossible to shift him now he's made up his mind ahora que se ha decidido, no hay quien lo haga cambiar de opinión 2.2 (get rid of) [stain] quitar , sacar* (esp AmL) ; [cold/allergy] quitarse de encima

vi

  • 1 1.1 (change position, direction) [cargo] correrse ; [wind] cambiar he shifted uneasily in his chair se movía intranquilo en la silla she shifted onto her back se puso boca arriba public opinion shifted in favor of disarmament la opinión pública se inclinó a favor del desarme the emphasis has shifted away from translation to speaking the language ahora se pone énfasis en hablar el idioma y no en traducirlo 1.2 (switch, change over) the scene shifts and we are in a garden hay un cambio de escena y estamos en un jardín the focus of attention has shifted to Europe el foco de atención ha pasado a Europa 1.3
    (shifting pres p)
    [opinion/moods] cambiante shifting sands arenas (fpl) movedizas
  • 2 (BrE) 2.1 (move) [colloquial/familiar] shift up/along a bit córrete un poco 2.2 (budge) ceder , transigir* he won't shift from his position no va a cambiar su postura or posición
  • 3 (manage) to shift for oneself arreglárselas solo
  • 4 (change gear) (AmE) cambiar de marcha or de velocidad

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The name of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and Valencia is generalitat. A great deal of power has now been transferred to them from central government. The medieval term generalitat was revived in 1932, when Catalonia voted for its own devolved government. After the Civil War, it was abolished by Franco but was restored in 1978, with the establishment of comunidades autónomascomunidad autónoma. The Valencian Generalitat is keen to preserve the traditions of the region from Catalan influence.

There are 2 translations of shift in Spanish:

shift2

n

  • 1 1.1 (change in position) cambio (m) a shift in the wind un cambio en la dirección del viento there was a shift in public opinion hubo un cambio or un viraje en la opinión pública a shift of attitude un cambio de actitud a major population shift un desplazamiento masivo de población a shift away from isolationism un alejamiento de la política aislacionista to make shift with/without sth arreglárselas con/sin algo 1.2 [Ling] mutación (f) vowel/consonant shift mutación (f) vocálica/consonántica 1.3 [Comput] desplazamiento (m)
  • 2 (work period) turno (m) to work the day/night shift hacer* el turno de día/de noche I work the early/late shift hago el primer/último turno to work (in) shifts trabajar por turnos (before n) shift work/worker trabajo (m)/trabajador, -dora (m,f) por turnos
  • 4 (AmE) [Auto] palanca (m) de cambio or (Méx) de velocidades

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Word of the day saliva
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saliva …
Cultural fact of the day

The name of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and Valencia is generalitat. A great deal of power has now been transferred to them from central government. The medieval term generalitat was revived in 1932, when Catalonia voted for its own devolved government. After the Civil War, it was abolished by Franco but was restored in 1978, with the establishment of comunidades autónomascomunidad autónoma. The Valencian Generalitat is keen to preserve the traditions of the region from Catalan influence.