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"Interchange" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "intercambiar", and "exchange" is a transitive verb which is also often translated as "intercambiar". Learn more about the difference between "interchange" and "exchange" below.
interchange
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to exchange)
a. intercambiar
The washing machine installer interchanged the hot and cold water hoses.El instalador de la lavadora intercambió las mangueras de agua caliente y fría.
b. canjear
The two governments have interchanged prisoners.Los dos gobiernos canjearon prisioneros.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (exchange)
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).
The chamber of commerce held a meeting of local business owners for the interchange of views.La cámara de comercio celebró una reunión de empresarios locales para el intercambio de puntos de vista.
b. 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 Internet has stimulated the interchange of ideas all around the world.El Internet ha estimulado el cambio de ideas en todo el mundo.
c. 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 president negotiated an interchange of prisoners in order to bring our agents home.El presidente negoció un canje de prisioneros para traer a nuestros agentes a casa.
3. (transportation)
a. el enlace
(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).
A new interchange is needed to reduce traffic where the three major highways meet.Se necesita un nuevo enlace para reducir el tráfico en el lugar donde se juntan las tres carreteras principales.
b. el nudo de carreteras
(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).
There are five different levels in the city's main interchange.Hay cinco niveles en el nudo de carreteras principal de la ciudad.
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exchange(
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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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