Spanish Word of the Day
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
cambiar verb: to change
  • Apart from meaning to change, cambiar can also mean to swap.
    Te cambio mi mochila por ese libro. I’ll swap you my backpack for that book.
    Me gusta el tuyo. Te lo cambio. I like yours, let’s swap.
  • If you need to get changed, you express that with cambiarse, the reflexive.
    Te cambio mi mochila por ese libro. I’ll swap you my backpack for that book.
    Me gusta el tuyo. Te lo cambio. I like yours, let’s swap.
    Voy a cambiarme. I’m going to get changed.
  • You can add de ropa, for further precision:
    Te cambio mi mochila por ese libro. I’ll swap you my backpack for that book.
    Me gusta el tuyo. Te lo cambio. I like yours, let’s swap.
    Voy a cambiarme. I’m going to get changed.
    Se cambió de ropa, y se afeitó. He changed clothes and shaved.
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