Translation of "change" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb (BECOME DIFFERENT) 变得不同 uk us /tʃeɪndʒ/

[ I or T ] to make or become different, or to exchange one thing for another thing, especially of a similar type

I almost didn't recognize her - she'd changed so much. 我几乎认不出她了——她变化太大了。
That was twenty years ago and things have changed since then. 20年过去了,情况已经变了。
Nothing changes, does it - I've been away two years and the office still looks exactly the same. 什么也没有改变,不是吗——我走了两年,办公室看起来仍然是老样子。
People have changed their diets a lot over the past few years. 过去几年里人们的饮食习惯改变了许多。
I'm going to change my hair style. 我打算改变一下发型。
I had to change those trousers I bought for (= take them back to the shop in order to get) a bigger pair. 买来的裤子我不得不去换了条大些的。
She's just changed jobs. 她刚换了工作。
Let's change the subject (= talk about something different). 我们换个话题吧。
change your mind

to form a new opinion or make a new decision about something which is different from your old one

If you change your mind about coming tonight, just give me a call. 要是你改变主意今晚不来了,给我打个电话就行。
When I first met him I didn't like him but I've changed my mind. 我第一次见到他时并不喜欢他,可是现在已经改变了看法。
change for the better

to improve

Her attitude has definitely changed for the better since she started this new job. 她自从开始新工作后态度确实变好了。
change places

to be in someone else's situation

I wouldn't change places with him for the world! 我无论如何也不愿意和他交换位置!
change your ways

to improve the bad parts of your behaviour

If he wants to carry on living here, he's going to have to change his ways and learn to be a bit more tidy. 要是他想继续在这儿住下去,就得改改样子,学着干净整洁一点。

(Translation of “change verb (BECOME DIFFERENT)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)