Quick answer
"Completed" is a form of "complete", an adjective which is often translated as "completo". "Exchanged" is a form of "exchange", a transitive verb which is often translated as "intercambiar". Learn more about the difference between "completed" and "exchanged" below.
complete(
kuhm
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plit
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (having all parts)
a. completo
The complete course lasts six weeks.El curso completo dura seis semanas.
2. (not limited in any way)
a. total
Trying to convince her was a complete waste of time.Intentar convencerla fue una pérdida de tiempo total.
b. absoluto
The king had complete control over his subjects' lives.El rey tenía un control absoluto sobre la vida de sus súbditos.
3. (entirely done)
a. terminado
The building is almost complete.El edificio está casi terminado.
b. acabado
The training program will be complete by June.El programa de capacitación habrá acabado antes de junio.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to make whole)
a. completar
You can get a scholarship to complete your degree abroad.Puedes conseguir una beca para completar tus estudios en el extranjero.
b. cumplir
He has completed his sentence and will be released tomorrow.Ya ha cumplido su sentencia y será puesto en libertad mañana.
5. (to finish)
a. terminar
You need to complete your homework before watching any television.Si quieres ver televisión, antes tienes que terminar tu tarea.
6. (to fill in)
a. rellenar
Please complete the form and hand it to the nurse when you are ready to see the doctor.Por favor, rellene el formulario y entrégueselo a la enfermera cuando esté listo para ver al médico.
b. cumplimentar (formal)
If you would like further information, please complete the form.Si desea obtener información adicional, cumplimente el formulario.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to formalize a contract) (United Kingdom)
a. formalizar un contrato de compraventa
The purchaser of their house doesn't want to complete until next month.El comprador de la casa no quiere formalizar el contrato de compraventa hasta el mes que viene.
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exchange(
ehk
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scheynj
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to interchange)
a. intercambiar
Are we going to exchange presents at work this year?¿Vamos a intercambiar regalos en el trabajo este año?
This year we're going to take a trip to the beach instead of exchanging presents.Este año vamos a irnos de vacaciones a la playa en vez de intercambiar regalos.
b. cambiar
Is there anybody looking to exchange trading cards?¿Alguien quiere cambiar cartas coleccionables?
c. canjear
The police finally agreed to exchange the hostages for the money.Al final, la policía accedió a canjear rehenes por el dinero.
2. (to trade in)
a. reemplazar
We can exchange the pants for store credit if you'd like.Podemos reemplazar los pantalones con crédito de la tienda si usted desea.
b. cambiar
Excuse me but my fork is dirty. Can you exchange it for another?Disculpe pero mi tenedor está sucio. ¿Me lo puede cambiar por otro?
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (trade)
a. el intercambio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
University is the perfect place for the exchange of ideas.La universidad es el lugar perfecto para el intercambio de ideas.
b. el canje
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The aim of the kidnappers was to negotiate an exchange between hostages and prisoners.El objetivo de los secuestradores era negociar un canje entre rehenes y prisioneros.
4. (currency)
a. el cambio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The exchange rate today was 1.08 dollars to the euro.La tasa de cambio de hoy era de 1.08 dólares por euro.
5. (dialogue)
a. el intercambio de palabras
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
After a brief exchange with the bouncer, we entered the club without having to pay the cover.Después de tener un intercambio de palabras con el portero, entramos al club sin tener que pagar la entrada.
6. (economics)
a. la bolsa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
When the exchange opened, stocks had fallen by 15 points.Cuando abrió la bolsa, las acciones habían caído 15 puntos.
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