There are 2 translations of switch in Spanish:

switch1

Pronunciation: /swɪtʃ/

vt

  • 1 1.1 (change) cambiar de we switched (our) position to get a better view (nos) cambiamos de sitio para ver mejor I switch jobs o my job every six months cada seis meses cambio de trabajo he abruptly switched the direction of his gaze de repente desvió la mirada she switched the topic of conversation desvió la conversación hacia otro tema, cambió de tema de conversaciónto switch sth (from sth) to sth production has been switched to Cambridge han trasladado la producción a la planta de Cambridge my appointment has been switched to Tuesday me cambiaron la cita al martes we will switch the emphasis from punishment to rehabilitation vamos a hacer menos hincapié en el castigo y más en la rehabilitación 1.2 (exchange) [suitcases/roles] intercambiar can we switch seats, please? ¿no me cambiaría el asiento, por favor?
  • 2 [Elec] [Rad] [TV] to switch channels cambiar de canal switch the heater to the lowest setting ponga la estufa 'en mínimo'
  • 3 (shunt) (AmE) [Rail] desviar*, cambiar de vía

vi

  • cambiar there's no direct train, you'll have to switch (AmE) no hay un tren directo, vas a tener que cambiar or hacer trasbordo he switched to a high-fiber diet cambió a una dieta rica en fibra I switched to Channel Four cambié al Canal Cuatro the scene switches from New York to the French Riviera la escena pasa or se traslada de Nueva York a la Riviera francesa some teachers are switching (back) to the old methods algunos profesores están volviendo a los antiguos métodos we've switched from electricity to gas hemos empezado a usar gas en lugar de electricidad I switched back to my old brand volví a mi marca de antes

Phrasal verbs

switch around,

( (BrE also) switch round)
v + adv (exchange positions, roles) cambiar 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o 2.1 [wires/cables] intercambiar 2.2 (rearrange) [furniture] cambiar de sitio

switch in

v + adv
[circuit/dynamo/engine] ponerse* en marcha, ponerse* or entrar en funcionamiento

switch off

v + o + adv, v + adv + o [light/TV/heating] apagar*; [gas/electricity/water] cortar, desconectar the machine switches itself off automatically la máquina se apaga automáticamente 1.1v + adv 2.1 [light/machine/heating] apagarse* 2.2 (lose interest, relax) [colloquial/familiar] dejar de prestar atención, desconectar [familiar/colloquial] when they start talking about cricket, I just switch off cuando se ponen a hablar de cricket, yo dejo de prestar atención or [familiar/colloquial] yo desconecto

switch on

v + o + adv, v + adv + o (esp BrE) [light/heating/machine] encender*, prender (AmL) leave it switched on déjalo encendido or puesto or (AmL tb) prendido the power was switched on again two hours later la electricidad volvió dos horas más tarde he can switch on the charm when he wants to es un encanto or se pone encantador cuando quiere 1.1v + adv [light/heating/machine] encenderse*, prenderse (AmL) I'll just switch on for the news voy a poner las noticias

switch over

v + adv 1.1 (change) to switch over to sth cambiar a algo 1.2 (change channels) cambiar de canal 1.3 (exchange positions, roles) cambiar 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o [wires/cables] intercambiar

switch round

(esp BrE)

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There are 2 translations of switch in Spanish:

switch2

n

  • 2 2.1 (shift, change) a switch of emphasis/policy un cambio de énfasis/política his switch from drama to fiction su paso del teatro a la novela a switch in favor of the Democrats un viraje en favor de los demócratas the switch into Swiss francs el cambio al franco suizo 2.2 (exchange) intercambio (m), trueque (m) to make a switch hacer* un intercambio

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