Translation of change in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 uncountable and countable (alteration) a period of great changethere has been little change in the last 20 yearsun período de grandes cambiosa change in public opinion/the lawha habido pocos cambios en los últimos 20 añosa change in temperatureun cambio en la opinión pública/la leythere's been a change in the weatherun cambio de temperaturato make changes to somethingha cambiado el tiempoa change for the betterhacerle cambios a algoa change for the worseun cambio positivo or para mejorthe change (of life) [euphemistic]un cambio para peorla menopausiaExample sentences1.2 countable (replacement) a change of address/plan/government
an oil/wheel changeun cambio de dirección/plan/gobiernoa change of air/scenery will do you goodun cambio de aceite/ruedato have a change of heartun cambio de aire(s) or de ambiente te sentará biencambiar de ideaExample sentences1.3 (of clothes) bring at least one change of clothes/underwear
- What major changes or modifications have you made to the engine for this new game?
- These changes will result in alterations at executive level.
- For a few people the changes have demanded significant alterations in their working lives.
tráete al menos una muda (de ropa)/de ropa interiorExample sentences1.4 countable (something different from usual) at least it's o it makes a change from chicken
- The change of venue was only notified on polling cards, which were issued last week.
- I work all day, so cannot pick up the email to notify me of the change of venue.
- People are asked to please take note of the temporary change of venue for the meeting.
going abroad would be o make a nice changepor lo menos no es pollofor a change I'll have coffee for a changeno estaría mal ir al extranjero para variarhe was late, for a change [ironic]para variar tomaré caféto ring the changesllegó tarde para variar [irónico]the chef likes to ring the changes on the menu every weekintroducir variacionesa change is as good as a restal chef le gusta variar or cambiar el menú todas las semanascon un cambio de actividad se renuevan las energíasExample sentences
- There was a carrier bag to his side which held a change of underwear and a shirt and a pair of jeans.
- After they had bathed and put on a change of clean clothes, there was a knock at the door.
- Then it occurs to me that I might need a change of underwear after this flight.
- What a refreshing change it is to experience a service person that does not detest his or her job.
- It makes an interesting change for this House to be focusing its attention on standards.
- It's just a bad idea for the neck hair to be black, and it was an interesting change, I liked my wig.
- 2 uncountable 2.1 (coins)one dollar in changemonedas (feminine plural)can you give me some change for the machine?un dólar en monedasI don't have any loose change¿me das cambio or monedas para la máquina?I can give change for o of $5no tengo dinero suelto2.2 (money returned)te puedo cambiar 5 dólaressixty pence changevueltas (feminine plural) (Colombia)keep the change you can eat well and still have/get change from $10sesenta peniques de cambio ( or vuelto etc)you won't get much change from o out of $1,000se puede comer bien por menos de 10 dólaresnot to get much change out of somebody [colloquial]we didn't get much change out of herno te costará mucho menos de 1.000 dólaresno pudimos sacarle mucho [colloquial]Example sentences
- ‘I asked her why she had not consulted me and she remarked that she had been going through the change,’ said the doctor.
- In marketing products for postmenopausal women, he had interviews set up with doctors as well as women themselves about the change of life.
- Stress management in the form of daily deep breathing, yoga or prayer can also work wonders as our bodies gear up for the change of life.
- I had more than enough loose change in my coin purse to pay for it so it's not like I was spending real money.
- All pennies and loose change can be given to pupils at the school or donated at the school itself.
- And he dug deep into his pocket, rummaged about a bit and then took out a few notes and a handful of loose change.
- 1 1.1(appearance/rules/situation)you can't change the way you arethe sorcerer changed her into a stoneuno no cambiano se puede cambiar la manera de ser1.2el mago la convirtió en una piedra(tire/oil/sheets)to change one's address/job/doctorto change position/direction/colorcambiar de dirección/trabajo/médicoI've changed jobscambiar de posición/dirección/colorlet's change the subjecthe cambiado de trabajoshe changed her name from Bronowski to Browncambiemos de temathe time/date of the concert has been changedse cambió el apellido de Bronowski a Brownto change gearhan cambiado la hora/fecha del concierto1.3 (exchange)hacer el cambio(seats/rooms)I wouldn't want to change places with herif he doesn't like it can I change it?no quisiera estar or verme en su lugarhe changed it for a red onesi no le gusta ¿puedo cambiarlo?lo cambió por uno rojoExample sentences
- She quickly changed her tee shirt for a bulky sweatshirt.
- I changed the cement for polyester cement in several places.
- Pretty much everything has to change shape.
- For instance, a banana may change colour from being green to being yellow.
- After centuries of wondering, men can finally work out if their partner really is 'fine' or not thanks to a new dress that changes colour depending on a woman's mood.
- 2 (money) 2.1 (into smaller denominations) can anyone change $20?2.2 (into foreign currency) See examples:to change something (¿alguien me puede cambiar 20 dólares?
intosomething)to change dollars into pesoscambiar algo ( aor (in Spain also) enalgo)cambiar dólares a or (in Spain also) en pesosExample sentences
- Not knowing what else to do, she went to buy a ticket to Paris, but realised she had to change all of her money.
- Foreign currency can be changed at banks and cambios, and at many hotels.
- If you try to change dollars for pesos, people look at you like you're crazy.
- 3(baby)to change one's clothes/shoescambiarse de ropa/de zapatosExample sentences
- I went into the washroom to clean up, and a lady was there changing her baby.
- A disposable nappy is a fast solution when you need to change your child in the back of the car.
- The baby must be changed more frequently with cloth so she stays cleaner and drier.
- 1 1.1 (become different) I can't believe how much she's changedshe's a changed person since she met himme parece increíble lo mucho que ha cambiadoto change in shape/sizedesde que lo conoció es otracustoms have changedcambiar de forma/tamañoto changelas costumbres han cambiado
intosomething1.2 (from one thing to another) the traffic lights changedconvertirse or transformarse enalgothe cast changes every three monthscambió el semáforocambiaron las luces (del semáforo)her smile changed to a frownel reparto cambia cada tres mesesthe scene changes to wartime Romedejó de sonreír y frunció el ceñoI've changed to a new dentistla escena pasa or se traslada a Roma durante la guerrahe cambiado de dentistaExample sentences1.3
also: changing present participle(needs/role/moods)
- I would have loved it if my husband had changed his name to mine, but he was not any more interested in doing that than I was in changing mine to his, so here we are.
- When Katie went missing, we decided to keep Socks, and changed his name to Jamie.
- Mr Kohn converted to Catholicism when he changed his name to Kerry in 1902.
- 2 2.1 (put on different clothes)I'm going upstairs to changecambiarseshe changed into a black dressvoy arriba a cambiarmeI'm going to change into something more comfortablese cambió y se puso un vestido negrochange out of those wet clothesme voy a poner algo más cómodoto get changedquítate esa ropa mojada2.2 (Transport) all change! (British English)cambiarsewe have to change at Victoria¡fin de trayecto!tenemos que cambiar or hacer transbordo en VictoriaExample sentences
- There are dozens of different lines, with passengers changing from one train to another at many stations along the way who do not want to wait too long for their connections.
- But, how about changing to another Waterloo train at Clapham Junction and getting off at Vauxhall?
- Travellers changing from train to bus at Southend Victoria rail station could soon have a better idea of when their bus will arrive.
- He changed into his riding clothes and went downstairs to the stables to go for a nice long ride through the country.
- She also suggests changing into a fresh pair of socks when yours become sweaty.
- She took a quick shower, drying herself off and changing into a fresh new outfit.
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (rearrange)
- 1.1 (change function, system) to change over
- → change around
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