cambiar la cara
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to have a different look on one's face) 
Óscar, hasta entonces muy serio, cambió la cara y sonrió.Oscar, who had been very serious until then, changed his expression and smiled.
Lorna estaba haciendo muecas. Cada vez que cambiaba la cara, todo el mundo reía.Lorna was making faces. Every time she changed her face, everybody laughed.
2. (to change expression) 
a. no direct translation 
Ángela contestó el teléfono y de pronto le cambió la cara.Angela picked up the phone and the look on her face suddenly changed.
Al cómico le cambió la cara cuando la gente lo abucheó.The comedian's face changed when he was booed by the audience.
3. (on a record player) 
"We Will Rock You" se publicó como cara B de "We Are The Champions", pero la mayoría de los DJ rápidamente cambiaban la cara para ponerlas juntas."We Will Rock You" was released as the B-side to "We Are The Champions", but most DJs would quickly flip the record to play them back-to-back.
transitive verb phrase
4. (to change the image of; used with "a") 
La joven princesa la cambió la cara a la monarquía británica.The young princess changed the face of the British monarchy.
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