Translation of change in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 uncountable or countable (alteration) a period of great changeun período de grandes cambiosthere has been little change in the last 20 yearsha habido pocos cambios en los últimos 20 añosa change in public opinion/the lawun cambio en la opinión pública/la leya change in temperatureun cambio de temperaturathere's been a change in the weatherha cambiado el tiempoto make changes to somethinghacerle cambios a algoa change for the betterun cambio positivo or para mejora change for the worseun cambio para peorthe change (of life) [euphemistic]la menopausiaExample sentences1.2 countable (replacement) a change of address/plan/government
un cambio de dirección/plan/gobiernoan oil/wheel changeun cambio de aceite/ruedaa change of air/scenery will do you goodun cambio de aire(s) or de ambiente te sentará biento have a change of heartcambiar 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.
por lo menos no es pollogoing abroad would be o make a nice changeno estaría mal ir al extranjero para variarfor a change I'll have coffee for a changepara variar tomaré caféhe was late, for a change [ironic]llegó tarde para variar [ironic]to ring the changesintroducir variacionesthe chef likes to ring the changes on the menu every weekal chef le gusta variar or cambiar el menú todas las semanasa change is as good as a restcon 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)cambio (masculine)one dollar in change
monedas (feminine plural)
sencillo (masculine) (Latin America)
feria (feminine) (Mexico) [colloquial]
menudo (masculine) (Colombia)un dólar en monedascan you give me some change for the machine?¿me das cambio or monedas para la máquina?I don't have any loose changeno tengo dinero sueltoI can give change for o of $5te puedo cambiar 5 dólaresExample sentences
Example sentences2.2 (money returned)
- ‘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.
cambio (masculine)sixty pence change
- 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.
vuelto (masculine) (Latin America)
vuelta (feminine) (Spain)
vueltas (feminine plural) (Colombia)sesenta peniques de cambio ( or vuelto etc)keep the change you can eat well and still have/get change from $10se puede comer bien por menos de 10 dólaresyou won't get much change from o out of $1,000no te costará mucho menos de 1.000 dólaresnot to get much change out of somebody [colloquial]we didn't get much change out of herno pudimos sacarle mucho [colloquial]
- 1 1.1(appearance/rules/situation)you can't change the way you are
cambiaruno no cambiathe sorcerer changed her into a stone
no se puede cambiar la manera de serel mago la convirtió en una piedraExample sentences
- 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.
(tire/oil/sheets)to change one's address/job/doctor
- She quickly changed her tee shirt for a bulky sweatshirt.
- I changed the cement for polyester cement in several places.
cambiarcambiar de dirección/trabajo/médicoto change position/direction/colorcambiar de posición/dirección/colorI've changed jobshe cambiado de trabajolet's change the subjectcambiemos de temashe changed her name from Bronowski to Brownse cambió el apellido de Bronowski a Brownthe time/date of the concert has been changedhan cambiado la hora/fecha del conciertoto change gearcambiar de marcha1.3 (exchange)
hacer el cambio(seats/rooms)I wouldn't want to change places with her
cambiar(se) deno quisiera estar or verme en su lugarif he doesn't like it can I change it?si no le gusta ¿puedo cambiarlo?he changed it for a red onelo cambió por uno rojo
- 2 (money) 2.1 (into smaller denominations) can anyone change $20?¿alguien me puede cambiar 20 dólares?Example sentences2.2 (into foreign currency)to change something (
- 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.
intosomething)cambiar algo (to change dollars into pesos aor (Spain tb) enalgo)cambiar dólares a or (Spain tb) en pesos
- 3(baby)to change one's clothes/shoes
cambiarcambiarse 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.
- 4 (Transport)you have to change train(s) at Nicetienes que hacer transbordo or cambiar (de trenes) en NizaExample 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.
- 1 1.1 (become different) I can't believe how much she's changedme parece increíble lo mucho que ha cambiadoshe's a changed person since she met himdesde que lo conoció es otrato change in shape/sizecambiar de forma/tamañocustoms have changedlas costumbres han cambiadoto change
intosomethingconvertirse or transformarse1.2 (from one thing to another) the traffic lights changed enalgocambió el semáforothe cast changes every three months
cambiaron las luces (del semáforo)el reparto cambia cada tres mesesher smile changed to a frowndejó de sonreír y frunció el ceñothe scene changes to wartime Romela escena pasa or se traslada a Roma durante la guerraI've changed to a new dentisthe 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)cambiarseI'm going upstairs to changevoy arriba a cambiarmeshe changed into a black dressse cambió y se puso un vestido negroI'm going to change into something more comfortableme voy a poner algo más cómodochange out of those wet clothesquítate esa ropa mojadato get changedcambiarseExample sentences2.2 (Transport) all change! (British English)
¡fin de trayecto!we have to change at Victoriatenemos que cambiar or hacer transbordo en Victoria
- 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 (change function, system) to change over
- → change around
(furniture/pictures)2verb + adverb
cambiar de sitio or de lugar
cambiar de sitio or de lugar
cambiar (a una velocidad inferior)
cambiar2 (change channel) (British English) (Television)
cambiar de canal
cambiar (a una velocidad superior)
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