Translation of cambiar in English:

cambiar

vt

  • 2 (canjear) [sellos/estampas] to trade (AmE) to swap (BrE) si no le queda bien lo puede cambiar if it doesn't fit, you can change itcambiar algo por algo [sellos/estampos] to swap o (esp AmE) trade sth for sth [compra]to exchange o change sth for sth 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 crayonscambiarle algo a algn ¿quieres que te cambie el sitio? do you want to trade o swap o change o [formal] exchange places?, do you want me to swap o change o [formal] exchange places with you?

vi

  • 2cambiar de to change 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

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