Translation of "exchange" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun uk /ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ/ us /ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ/

B1 [ C or U ] the act of giving something to someone and them giving you something else

an exchange of ideas/information 思想/信息交流
They were given food and shelter in exchange for work. 他们为人工作以换取食宿。
She proposes an exchange of contracts at two o'clock. 她提议两点钟办理房屋产权过户手续。
Several people were killed during the exchange of gunfire. 交火中数人丧生。

[ C ] a short conversation or argument

There was a brief exchange between the two leaders. 两位领导人进行了简短的交谈。

B1 [ C ] an arrangement in which students from one country go to stay with students from another country:

Are you going on the French exchange this year?
a German exchange student
verb [ T ] uk /ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ/ us /ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ/

B1 to give something to someone and receive something from that person

It's traditional for the two teams to exchange shirts after the game. 比赛后两队队员交换球衣,这是传统。
Every month the group meets so its members can exchange their views/opinions (= have a discussion). 小组每个月都会面一次,这样成员之间就可以互相交流看法/观点。
We exchanged greetings before the meeting. 会前我们相互致意。
We can exchange addresses when we see each other. 等我们见了面,可以互留地址。
Exchanging houses (= going to live in someone else's house while they live in yours) for a few weeks is a good way of having a holiday. 与他人易家而居几周不失为一个度假的好方法。

to take something back to a shop where it was bought and get something else instead:

If you don't like the gift, you can exchange it.
I exchanged those trousers for a larger size. 我换了条稍大的裤子。
exchangeable adjective uk /ɪksˈtʃeɪn.dʒə.bəl/ us /ɪksˈtʃeɪn.dʒə.bəl/

Goods are exchangeable as long as they are returned in good condition. 售出商品,如无损毁,可以调换。


(Translation of “exchange” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)