change into

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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to become something else)
a. transformarse en
As the hours went by, the light of day changed into darkness.Conforme pasaban las horas, la luz del día se transformó en oscuridad.
b. convertirse en
Over time, the dangerous border city changed into a peaceful town.Con el tiempo, la peligrosa ciudad fronteriza se convirtió en una localidad tranquila.
c. pasar a ser
The Meg I knew had changed from a lovely girl into an old hag.La Meg que yo conocí, de una chica encantadora, había pasado a ser una vieja bruja.
d. cambiar a
The eggs of this worm are yellow when first laid, then they gradually change into reddish brown.Los huevos de este gusano son de color amarillo tras la puesta, después cambian poco a poco a pardo rojizo.
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Spring quickly changed into summer.La primavera pronto dio paso al verano.
When the water freezes, it changes into ice.Cuando el agua se congela, se hace hielo.
2. (to make someone or something become something else)
a. transformar en
The witch changed the prince into a frog.La bruja transformó al príncipe en una rana.
b. convertir en
The mixing of oils with the water and lye changes the mixture into soap.La mixtura de aceites con el agua y la lejía convierte la mezcla en jabón.
3. (clothing)
a. cambiarse y ponerse
Amy gets to the locker room and begins to change into her police uniform.Amy llega al vestuario y empieza a cambiarse y ponerse su uniforme de policía.
b. ponerse
I changed into my swimsuit and went for a swim in the ocean.Me puse el traje de baño y me bañé en el mar.
4. (finance)
a. cambiar en
I'd like to change $100 into euros, please.Deseo cambiar $100 en euros, por favor.
b. cambiar a
You can pay almost everything with credit card, but you'll need to change some money into the local currency anyway.Puedes pagar casi todo con tarjeta de crédito, pero necesitarás cambiar algo de dinero a la moneda local de todos modos.
5. (automobile)
a. cambiar a
I changed into third gear as I left the freeway.Cambié a tercera al dejar la autopista.
b. meter
As Dave approached the sharp bend, he slowed down and changed into second gear.Al aproximarse a la cerrada curva, Dave deceleró y metió segunda.
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