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cambiar

Translation of cambiar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 2 (canjear)
    (sellos/estampas)
    to trade (American English)
    to swap (British English)
    si no le queda bien lo puede cambiar
    if it doesn't fit, you can change it
    cambiar algo por algo
    (sellos/estampos)
    to swap o (esp (American English) ) trade something for something
    (compra)
    to exchange o change something for something
    quiero cambiar esta blusa por otra or una más grande
    I'd like to change o exchange this blouse for a larger size
    te cambio este libro por tus lápices de colores
    I'll trade this book for your crayons
    I'll swap you this book for your crayons
    cambiarle algo a alguien¿quieres que te cambie el sitio?
    do you want to trade o swap o change places?
    do you want to exchange places? [formal]
    do you want me to swap o change places with you?
    do you want me to exchange places with you? [formal]

verbo intransitivo

  • 2cambiar de cambiar de color
    to change color
    la tienda ha cambiado de dueño
    the shop has changed hands
    he cambiado de idea or opinión or parecer
    I've changed my mind
    el avión cambió de rumbo
    the plane changed course
    cambiar de marcha
    to change gear
    no cambies de tema
    don't change the subject
    cambió de canal
    he changed channel(s)
    chaqueta

also: cambiarse verbo pronominal

  • 3cambiarse por alguien
    to change places with somebody
    no me cambiaría por ella
    I wouldn't change places with her
    I wouldn't trade (American English) o (British English) swap places with her [colloquial]
  • 5cambiarse de me cambié de sitio
    I changed places
    cambiarse de casa
    to move house
    cámbiate de camisa
    change your shirt
Example sentences
  • Pero ya en el presente, algo de eso ha cambiado.
  • La gente que quiere hacer cine lo está cambiando.
  • Saqué una cámara de fotos como para cambiar de tema.

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