In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(alteration)cambio masculinea 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 masculinea 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 femininebring 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 masculineat 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.
2.1(coins)cambio masculinemonedassencillo masculine Latin Americaferia feminine Mexico informalmenudo masculine Colombiaone 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 masculinevuelto masculine Latin Americavuelta feminine Spainvueltas Colombiasixty 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
1(situation/rules/appearance) cambiaryou 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
2(sheets/tire/oil) cambiarto 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
3(exchange)(seats/rooms) cambiar(se) deI 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
4(into smaller denominations)cambiarcan anyone change $20? — ¿alguien me puede cambiar 20 dólares?
5(into foreign currency)cambiarcambiar algo ( en algo) Spainto change sth ( into sth) — cambiar algo ( a algo)
- to change dollars into pesos — cambiar dólares a pesos
6(baby) cambiarto change one's clothes/shoes — cambiarse de ropa/de zapatos
7Transportyou have to change train(s) at Nice — tienes que hacer transbordo / cambiar (de trenes) en Niza
1(become different)cambiarI 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
2(from one thing to another)cambiarthe 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
4(put on different clothes)cambiarseI'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
5Transportcambiarhacer transbordoall change! — ¡fin de trayecto!
- we have to change at Victoria — tenemos que cambiar / hacer transbordo en Victoria
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