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
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    • The families of 24 children have called on the ministers for education and healthcare to reverse a recent trend to switch its focus away from health services.
    • The deflection diverted it and Gordon had to switch direction to get a hand to it and palm it away.
    • Have you ever noticed how, when an uncomfortable topic comes up in conversation, the focus is sometimes switched to avoid the important issue that just came up?
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    • But if for any reason he wishes to switch to a different career, he certainly has what it takes in other ways.
    • Trained as a librarian, he switched careers to begin work as a museum assistant at the old railway museum in Faringdon Road.
    • Remember, if you wish to switch lenders mid-term different exit penalties may apply.
    1.2 (exchange) [suitcases/roles] intercambiar can we switch seats, please? ¿no me cambiaría el asiento, por favor?
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    • The next day, they are out on the street corner comparing their presents and neither is happy, so they switch gifts with each other.
    • ‘Once a year we reward the ladies for their efforts by switching roles with the men donning their aprons to provide a Ladies Lunch,’ said Gordon.
    • By switching the sibling roles and darkening their relationship, Chéreau found echoes of the emotional distance he feels from his own brother.
  • 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)
switch around,

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afternoon snack …
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There are 2 translations of switch in Spanish:

switch2

n

  • 1 1.1 [Elec] interruptor (m), llave (f) (de encendido/de la luz) turn on/off the switch enciende/apaga la luz ( or el aparato etc)
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    • By adding switches to their electrical circuits, the students were able to understand how circuits can be broken to determine its on and off status.
    • Other switches sense the electrical conductivity of the water in the bilge.
    • So the motors in most refrigerators, for example, control electricity with a switch - you can hear it go on and off.
    1.2 (points) (AmE) [Rail] agujas (fpl)
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    • In later years private contractors installed the siding while the railway installed the switch.
    • Life-expired signalling equipment and related trackwork, switches and crossings will be replaced.
    • Imagine for a moment you are standing at a railway switch.
  • 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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    • Mr Morrissey said oil companies used currency fluctuations to justify price increases but that a switch to euro pricing would put an end to this and bring real benefits for road users.
    • Despite McKenzie's bullish predictions about take-up, the switch from NT to Windows 2000 is likely to be a gradual one.
    • Opinion polls show more than half of Britons are opposed to ditching the pound although an increasing number feel the switch is inevitable.
  • 3 (stick, cane) vara (f)
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    • The students are lined up in somewhat orderly rows by their class leaders while a few of the teachers oversee the process, swishing small switches recently torn from nearby eucalyptus trees.
    • She wanted a whippy switch off a willow tree in the front yard.
    • I've been hit with slippers, with a dustpan, with a switch cut from the cherry tree in our backyard.
  • 4 (hairpiece) postizo (m)
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    • On an impulse, Katherine reached up with her other hand and flicked her hood off of her head, revealing her long switch of hair.
    • He also collected strands of their hair that had fallen out to make a switch.
    • The long, silken switch of hair was cut carefully into four or five shorter sections.

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Word of the day merienda
f
afternoon snack …
Cultural fact of the day

Each of the 55 different administrative areas into which Spain is divided is called a provincia. Each provincia includes a main city or town, sometimes more, depending on its social and economic power. The provincial capital usually has the same name as the province. Most comunidades autónomas comunidad autónoma comprise at least two or more