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Pronunciation: /ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ/

Translation of exchange in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 c and u (of information, greetings, insults) intercambio (masculine); (of prisoners) intercambio (masculine), canje (masculine) there was an exchange of shots hubo un tiroteo no exchanges on sale goods no se cambian los artículos rebajados a fair exchange un cambio justo or equitativo in exchange for sth a cambio de algo to give/take sth in exchange for sth dar*/tomar algo a cambio de algo to gain/lose on o by the exchange salir* ganando/perdiendo con el cambio
    Example sentences
    • The lower capital gains rates apply to sales or exchanges received after May 5, 2003.
    • In exchange, the taxpayers receive $10 million in annual rent, which will never come close to reimbursing the city and state for their costs.
    • The agreement establishes commissions to delineate the disputed border and provides for the exchange of prisoners and the return of displaced people.
    1.2 countable/numerable (of students) intercambio (masculine) to do an exchange (British English/inglés británico) hacer* un intercambio
    Example sentences
    • Despite the serious nature of the expertise shared by the lifesavers, Moreton College's Rob Kreisler said the exchange visit was also a chance to build friendships across the Atlantic.
    • Ms Morrison-Tohol and Ms Wennmacher were in Castlebar accompanying a group from the Hochstadt Kolping Familie on an exchange visit with the local Scouts.
    • Emmanuel said a St Lucian team will be preparing for an exchange visit from St Vincent, in mid-December, to engage in a variety of sporting disciplines.
    1.3 countable/numerable (dialogue) intercambio (masculine) de palabras a heated exchange un acalorado intercambio de palabras
    Example sentences
    • MANY THINK that Corporation council meetings always witness heated exchanges, since it deals with only ‘serious’ issues.
    • During one of the debate's most heated exchanges, Copps and Manley unsuccessfully tried to pin down Martin on the issue of campaign finance reform.
    • There were heated exchanges at the meeting, with Mr Martin making an impassioned speech defending his position.
    1.4 countable/numerable [Military/Militar] [Sport/Deporte] contacto (masculine) in the opening exchanges en los contactos iniciales 1.5 uncountable/no numerable (of currency) cambio (masculine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [booth/facilities] de cambio
    Example sentences
    • However, some shops may ask you to pay in sterling and may apply currency exchange and commission rates which are unfavourable.
    • They never knew about the two-room flats and sleeping rooms he rented, the weekly money orders sent home, the currency exchange.
    • Another fact is that currency exchange is a profitable business because there is demand.
  • 2 countable/numerable [Telecom]
    (telephone exchange)
    central (feminine) telefónica
    Example sentences
    • Motorola developed the first cellphone system more than 20 years ago, along with the exchanges that connect standard cellphones to the public telephone network.
    • In September KPNQwest announced it would install its equipment in BT local exchanges to offer broadband DSL services in the UK.
    • Only two years after they successfully fought off plans for three transmitters, the residents are now gearing up for a battle with two telecoms companies over the exchange in Lower Prospect.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (give in place of) to exchange sth for sth cambiar algo por algo can I exchange this for a larger size? ¿puedo cambiar esto por una talla más grande? where can we exchange dollars for pesos? ¿dónde podemos cambiar dólares a or (Spain/España) en pesos? 1.2 [prisoners] canjear, hacer* un intercambio or canje de; [information/addresses] intercambiar(se); [blows] darse*; [insults] intercambiar we exchanged a few words cruzamos unas palabras they exchanged words about it tuvieron una discusión al respecto we exchanged glances when we saw him arrive nos miramos cuando lo vimos llegarto exchange sth with sb I exchanged seats with him cambié de asiento con él, le cambié el asiento we exchanged greetings with them nos saludamos to exchange contracts (in UK) suscribir* el contrato de compraventa

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