Translation of change in Spanish:


cambio, n.

Pronunciation: /tʃeɪndʒ//tʃeɪn(d)ʒ/


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    • 1.1(alteration)

      cambio masculine
      a period of great change un período de grandes cambios
      • there has been little change in the last 20 years ha habido pocos cambios en los últimos 20 años
      • a change in public opinion/the law un cambio en la opinión pública/la ley
      • a change in temperature un cambio de temperatura
      • there's been a change in the weather ha cambiado el tiempo
      • to make changes to sth hacerle cambios a algo
      • a change for the better un cambio positivo / para mejor
      • a change for the worse un cambio para peor
      • the change (of life) la menopausia
      • There will also be changes made at the Cat Holes, a favourite swimming venue.
      • He has noted many changes since he first took up the chalk and has presided over much in the way of change in the provision of education.
      • The changes have turned it into one of the best venues on the European Tour.
      • These changes will result in alterations at executive level.
      • I had never seen such a huge change happen so fast.
      • The major changes have involved adjusting the map to make the countries more nearly equal, and to give them a wider range of strategic choices.
      • Progress will be slow but in the face of the alternatives we have to begin making these changes now.
      • At the meeting on September 19, he said Dr Kelly had suggested more than a dozen amendments and changes.
      • However, other major changes or outright revisions may or may not be included.
      • Other changes include a reshaped fuel tank and new instrument cluster.
      • He said he believed a total ban was appropriate, but that hotels ought to have more time to adjust to the changes.
      • Generally, the body does not adjust well to sudden changes, even when they are favorable.
      • What we do is write down what they say, type it up and send it out to them, asking them to make amendments or changes where necessary.
      • It will take some time to adjust to these changes and some people will find it hard to accept.
      • What major changes or modifications have you made to the engine for this new game?
      • This revision reflects changes and developments over the last year and builds on input from key operational partners.
      • Some minor changes and adjustments were made to the form based on their feedback.
      • It's a creative process; there will be alterations and changes, but you have to be happy with it and excited by it.
      • Any change will obviously be evolutionary and voluntary so there is not much to be feared in that.
      • For a few people the changes have demanded significant alterations in their working lives.

    • 1.2(replacement)

      cambio masculine
      a change of address/plan/government un cambio de dirección/plan/gobierno
      • an oil/wheel change un cambio de aceite/rueda
      • a change of air/scenery will do you good un cambio de aire(s) / de ambiente te sentará bien
      • to have a change of heart cambiar de idea
      • People are asked to please take note of the temporary change of venue for the meeting.
      • They did not let the change of venue upset their rhythm and attacked Town from the opening whistle.
      • Then suddenly a change of habits started working, and kept working, and there I have it.
      • Prosecutors normally try to insist that someone was rational when they did the crime, is this a change of tack?
      • She had felt bad for me living like I had at home, it was too crowded and noisy, and I needed a change of scenery.
      • You are absolutely, positively in need of a change of scenery.
      • Well if I was to do anything differently I wouldn't insist on a change of venue, but I would write my own vows.
      • If there is a change of Government, that is when those things come to an end.
      • They are extremely expensive and it is very, very difficult to bring about a change of opinion.
      • Oh, by the way, we concluded that a change of address is out of the question.
      • So instead of there being such a clean break of content, it's more a change of style.
      • He attributed this to the change of focus in adjusting to a new life style.
      • Yet there was a change of mood in the air, the beginnings of a feeling of charged expectancy.
      • They hope a change of scenery will lift the mood and create a closer bond within the squad before the Preston home game a week on Saturday.
      • Andrew noticed the sudden change of direction, as the wave moved faster towards them.
      • Maybe you can legislate for a tolerant society, but a change of attitudes has to happen for it to become an accepting society?
      • If a change of venue occurs it will be announced on the sports programme on Radio Kerry during the week.
      • It would be only on request or if a change of policy were indicated that Ministers would be informed or involved.
      • He typifies why there will be a change of Government when we go to the polls on 30 July this year.
      • But we have to ask not only how the present situation works, but also how it might be affected if there was to be a change of regime.
      • However Geelong found Byrne a job as a financial planner and that was more than enough to cause a change of plan.
      • Chairman Rennie Pinder said he could not rule out a change of venue but refused to speculate on a possible return to Chorley.
      • It requires a change of mindset on the part of the employer, but it takes time.
      • He says that there is a change of circumstances in that it is now clear that the appeal cannot be brought on within the time before the money had to be paid.
      • From there he worked without official credentials to facilitate a change of policy at home.
      • At that stage, unfortunately, there was an election and a change of Government.
      • This is simply a club that can't figure out its ballpark and needs a change of scenery.
      • The only disappointment was the change of venue due to lack of demand at St George's Hall.
      • Audiology services in Bury are to be modernised under a change of leadership.
      • The change of venue is due to the hall renovations currently underway in Kilmaine hall.
      • I made a non-committal noise that was supposed to indicate I would have quite liked a change of subject.
      • Due to the new regulations that allow a change of tyres only in the case of an obvious defect, this kind of mistake can ruin an entire race.
      • The first breach of neutrality did not express a change of policy.
      • It demonstrates every reason why there needs to be a change of Government in New Zealand next year.
      • His fight scenes are so swift they're over before you've fully adjusted to the change of tone.
      • 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.
      • However, If the tie is postponed for a third time the Football Association say they will consider a change of venue.
      • In short, therefore, a change of circumstances may lead to a revised determination of benefit payable.
      • All those who have already applied for tickets will be contacted and notified of the change of venue.
      • That arrogance is also one of the reasons there will be a change of Government.
      • Difficulties of enforcement would not be a change of circumstances.
      • Students taking exams had a last-minute change of venue after vandals struck a school building.
      • I fancied a change of shopping venue today, so we tried Horncastle for the first time.
      • The project was delayed due to an increase of price of steel and change of government.
      • As will become apparent there has been a change of representation in around the autumn of 2001.
      • I don't think a change of minister would have a dramatic impact at all Norman.
      • You know the best thing about it is that you're actually going to cause a change of government this weekend.
      • I am really pleased to see that there is a change of Minister in the chair for the debate on Part 1.
      • The alterations included changes of key, which make this less celebratory in tone but nevertheless effective.

    • 1.3(of clothes)

      muda feminine
      bring at least one change of clothes/underwear tráete al menos una muda (de ropa)/de ropa interior
      • You will need a change of clothes, shoes that will get wet and a towel.
      • There was a change of shorts and a T-shirt, probably for gym class, and a laptop computer!
      • It's lucky then that he has already stashed a change of clothing with the owner of a cafe over the road from the office.
      • I went to my clothing bag and got him a change of clothes, some toiletries, and a towel.
      • Not content with simply getting me a change of clothing, Carol and Maxine had cooked up a master plan.
      • When the young man emerged from the building some time later he was sporting a change of clothing.
      • I go to my luggage and get out a change of clothing so I can at least get myself out of my pajamas.
      • I carry a few pills to deal with malaria, and a change of clothing, and that's about it.
      • Kato nodded and left, coming back a moment later with a fresh change of clothes.
      • After they had bathed and put on a change of clean clothes, there was a knock at the door.
      • He was carrying neither a towel nor a change of clothing, so he did not climb down with her.
      • Each person taking part will have to bring old running shoes, a swimsuit, a towel and a change of clothes.
      • He had been able to find a fresh change of clothes and was now sleeping peacefully on the pillow-covered floor.
      • Then it occurs to me that I might need a change of underwear after this flight.
      • The pilots will travel with just a change of clothing, a tent and life raft.
      • There was a carrier bag to his side which held a change of underwear and a shirt and a pair of jeans.
      • With him he takes a change of shirt, a camera and some cash, and that's about it.
      • Open Hogmanay lays on three cooked meals a day, overnight accommodation, showers and a change of clothing.
      • Just then the steward came back with a couple of dresses and even a change of clothes for Jack.
      • I help provide clients with a fresh change of clothes after they have had a hot meal and a wash.
      • There was a change of clothing for both of them and they changed in the back as the truck moved.

    • 1.4(sth different from usual)

      cambio masculine
      at least it's / it makes a change from chicken por lo menos no es pollo
      • going abroad would be / make a nice change no estaría mal ir al extranjero para variar
      • for a change para variar
      • I'll have coffee for a change para variar tomaré café
      • he was late, for a change llegó tarde para variar
      • to ring the changes introducir variaciones
      • the chef likes to ring the changes on the menu every week al chef le gusta variar / cambiar el menú todas las semanas
      • a change is as good as a rest con un cambio de actividad se renuevan las energías
      • In a city where greed is good, it makes a refreshing change but the bottom line is that success is expected to continue regardless.
      • It's just a bad idea for the neck hair to be black, and it was an interesting change, I liked my wig.
      • In a climate where it seems other politicians struggle with that acceptance, it's a refreshing change.
      • Clearly, the whole idea was to bring a refreshing change from the gruelling schedule at camp.
      • Aladdin made a refreshing change from some of the rubbish on television which passes for entertainment.
      • So, the email we received yesterday was a refreshing change and it actually came from a real person.
      • What a refreshing change it is to experience a service person that does not detest his or her job.
      • It made a refreshing change to see something for vegetarians other than vegetable lasagne on the menu.
      • He also curbed his tendency to slash at balls outside the off stump which came as a refreshing change.
      • House is a refreshing change, and brings a wholly new element to the medical drama genre.
      • A refreshing change from the unholy stench emanating from the factories out the back.
      • After my current problems with IT and watercolour painting tutors, that was a refreshing change.
      • With Hollywood showing off only its action side in India for a while, this is quite a refreshing change.
      • It makes an interesting change for this House to be focusing its attention on standards.
      • So it makes a refreshing change to view a film that chooses to adopt one of the principal laws of journalism by getting its facts right.
      • That doesn't make them any less important of course but it is a refreshing change.
      • These make a refreshing change from the usual red and look lovely against a backdrop of dark green spiny leaves.
      • His interviews are such a refreshing change because he is perfectly candid.
      • The blouse is the new jacket substitute, sometimes matched to a dress as a change from a suit.
      • David says he finds straight pubs a refreshing change now and again.

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    • 2.1(coins)

      cambio masculine
      (feminine plural) monedas
      sencillo masculine Latin America
      feria feminine Mexico informal
      menudo masculine Colombia
      one dollar in change un dólar en monedas
      • can you give me some change for the machine? ¿me das cambio / monedas para la máquina?
      • I don't have any loose change no tengo dinero suelto
      • I can give change for / of $5 te puedo cambiar 5 dólares
      • I didn't have much change on me when I subtracted my bus fare, but I emptied out all I could spare for him.
      • With a shrug, I dig out some pocket change, make my one purchase and drive back to Calgary.
      • When I picked it up, there was a metallic tinkle, like spare change in a pocket and a wet flopping sound.
      • What better site to choose than one where people will be fiddling about in their pockets for change?
      • She said no but Smith went straight to the sideboard and took some loose change from her purse.
      • I came across a pocketful of change and wondered for a moment, what are these shiny tokens?
      • They also pocketed a pile of change which had been saved to buy the children's sweets.
      • In marketing products for postmenopausal women, he had interviews set up with doctors as well as women themselves about the change of life.
      • ‘I asked her why she had not consulted me and she remarked that she had been going through the change,’ said the doctor.
      • As he reached into his pocket to get some change, two £50 notes fell to the floor.
      • But this was only pocket change compared to the nine grand he owed to three bookies and one loan shark.
      • She raised her eyebrows but agreed, reluctantly, digging into her pocket for change.
      • I put the coffee back down on the table and shifted through my pockets for some change.
      • And he dug deep into his pocket, rummaged about a bit and then took out a few notes and a handful of loose change.
      • If you feel that energy bills are taking a big chunk of change out of your pocket, you are not alone.
      • Leo then ordered a large popcorn and searched through his pocket for change.
      • 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.
      • Before I could pull some change out of my pocket to pay for it, a hand held out ten dollars to the man who served me.
      • All pennies and loose change can be given to pupils at the school or donated at the school itself.
      • They waved to Johnny who was fishing around in his pockets for change for the meter.
      • Mr. Sanderson dug some change out of his pocket and found a pay phone.
      • A coin trap collects any loose change which falls out of the pockets of garments being washed.

    • 2.2(money returned)

      cambio masculine
      vuelto masculine Latin America
      vuelta feminine Spain
      (feminine plural) vueltas Colombia
      sixty pence change sesenta peniques de cambio (/ vuelto etc. )
      • keep the change quédese con el cambio (/ vuelto etc. )
      • you can eat well and still have/get change from $10 se puede comer bien por menos de 10 dólares
      • you won't get much change from / out of $1,000 no te costará mucho menos de 1.000 dólares
      • not to get much change out of sb
      • we didn't get much change out of her no pudimos sacarle mucho

transitive verb

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    (situation/rules/appearance) cambiar
    you can't change the way you are no se puede cambiar la manera de ser
    • the sorcerer changed her into a stone el mago la convirtió en una piedra
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    (sheets/tire/oil) cambiar
    to change one's address/job/doctor cambiar de dirección/trabajo/médico
    • to change position/direction/color cambiar de posición/dirección/color
    • I've changed jobs he cambiado de trabajo
    • let's change the subject cambiemos de tema
    • she changed her name from Bronowski to Brown se cambió el apellido de Bronowski a Brown
    • the time/date of the concert has been changed han cambiado la hora/fecha del concierto
    • to change gear hacer el cambio
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    (seats/rooms) cambiar(se) de
    I wouldn't want to change places with her no quisiera estar / verme en su lugar
    • if he doesn't like it can I change it? si no le gusta ¿puedo cambiarlo?
    • he changed it for a red one lo cambió por uno rojo
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    (into smaller denominations)
    can anyone change $20? ¿alguien me puede cambiar 20 dólares?
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    (into foreign currency)
    cambiar algo ( en algo) Spain
    to change sth ( into sth) cambiar algo ( a algo)
    • to change dollars into pesos cambiar dólares a pesos
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    (baby) cambiar
    to change one's clothes/shoes cambiarse de ropa/de zapatos
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    you have to change train(s) at Nice tienes que hacer transbordo / cambiar (de trenes) en Niza

intransitive verb

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    (become different)
    I can't believe how much she's changed me parece increíble lo mucho que ha cambiado
    • she's a changed person since she met him desde que lo conoció es otra
    • to change in shape/size cambiar de forma/tamaño
    • customs have changed las costumbres han cambiado
    • to change into sth convertirse / transformarse en algo
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    (from one thing to another)
    the traffic lights changed cambiaron las luces (del semáforo)
    • the cast changes every three months el reparto cambia cada tres meses
    • her smile changed to a frown dejó de sonreír y frunció el ceño
    • the scene changes to wartime Rome la escena pasa / se traslada a Roma durante la guerra
    • I've changed to a new dentist he cambiado de dentista
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    (role/moods/needs) cambiante
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    (put on different clothes)
    I'm going upstairs to change voy arriba a cambiarme
    • she changed into a black dress se cambió y se puso un vestido negro
    • I'm going to change into something more comfortable me voy a poner algo más cómodo
    • change out of those wet clothes quítate esa ropa mojada
    • to get changed cambiarse
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    hacer transbordo
    all change! ¡fin de trayecto!
    • we have to change at Victoria tenemos que cambiar / hacer transbordo en Victoria