Translation of "change" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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changeverb

uk /tʃeɪndʒ/ us /tʃeɪndʒ/

change verb (BECOME DIFFERENT)

A2 [ I or T ] to make or become different

改變;交換;更換
I almost didn't recognize her - she'd changed so much. 我幾乎認不出她了——她變化太大了。
That was 20 years ago and things have changed since then. 20年過去了,情況已經變了。
Nothing changes, does it - I've been away two years and the office still looks exactly the same. 甚麼也沒有改變,不是嗎——我走了兩年,辦公室看起來仍然是老樣子。
People have changed their diets a lot over the past few years. 過去幾年裡人們的飲食習慣改變了許多。
I'm going to change my hairstyle. 我打算改變一下髮型。
change your mind

B1 to form a new opinion or make a new decision about something that is different from your old one

改變主意;改變決定
If you change your mind about coming tonight, just give me a call. 要是你改變主意今晚不來了,給我打個電話就行。
When I first met him I didn't like him but I've changed my mind. 我第一次見到他時並不喜歡他,可是現在已經改變了看法。
change for the better

to improve

好轉;變好;改進
Her attitude has definitely changed for the better since she started this new job. 她自從開始新工作後態度確實變好了。
change your ways

to improve the bad parts of your behaviour

改善舉止
If he wants to carry on living here, he's going to have to change his ways and learn to be a bit less messy. 要是他想繼續在這裡住下去,就要改改樣子,學著乾淨整潔一點。

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change verb (TRANSPORT)

A2 [ I or T ] to get off a train, bus, etc. and catch another in order to continue a journey

換乘,轉乘(火車、公共汽車等)
I had to change (trains) twice to get there. 到那裡我必須換乘兩次(火車)。
Change at Peterborough for York. 在彼得伯勒換車去約克。

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change verb (MONEY)

A2 [ T ] to get or give money in exchange for money, either because you want it in smaller units, or because you want the same value in foreign money

把…換成零錢;兌換
Could you change a £10 note (for two fives), please? 請問你能把一張十英鎊換開(換成兩張五英鎊)嗎?
Could you change a £5 note for me? 你能為我把一張五英鎊的紙幣換成零錢嗎?
I need to change my dollars for/into English money. 我需要把手頭的美元換成英鎊。

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change verb (CLOTHES/BEDS)

A2 [ I or T ] to remove one set of clothes and put a different set on yourself or a young child, especially a baby, or to remove dirty sheets from a bed and put clean ones on it

(給…)換衣服;(給…)換床單
You don't need to change - you look great as you are. 你不用換衣服——這樣看上去就很好。
I'll just change into (= get dressed in) something a bit smarter. 我要換一身漂亮點的衣服。
Give me five minutes to change out of (= remove) my work clothes and I'll come out with you. 給我五分鐘換下工作服就跟你出去。
How often do you think he changes his shirt? 你覺得他多久換一次襯衫?
Could you change the baby (= the baby's nappy)? 你能給嬰兒換一下尿布嗎?
I've changed the sheets/the bed (= the sheets on the bed) in the guest room. 我把客房的床單換過了。

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change verb (WIND/SEA)

[ I ] When the wind or the tide (= the rise and fall of the sea) changes, it starts to move in a different direction.

(風或潮水)轉向
The tide is starting to change. 潮水開始轉向了。

change verb (SPEED)

[ I or T ] US usually shift to put a vehicle into a different gear, usually in order to change the speed at which it is moving

(給車輛)換(檔)
to change gear 換檔
I changed into fourth (gear). 我換到第四檔。
UK Change down to go round the corner. 轉彎要換到低檔。

changenoun

uk /tʃeɪndʒ/ us /tʃeɪndʒ/

change noun (BECOMING DIFFERENT)

A2 [ C or U ] the act of becoming different, or the result of something becoming different

改變;改動;變化;變動
Let me know if there's any change in the situation. 要是情況有了甚麼變化請告訴我。
We're living in a time of great change. 我們生活在一個大變革的時代。
We need a change of government. 我們需要換個政府。
a change in lifestyle 生活方式的改變
They've made a lot of changes to the house. 他們已對房子作了很多改動。
The new management will make fundamental/radical/sweeping changes (= do things in a very different way). 新的管理層會進行根本的/徹底的/大範圍的變革。

B1 [ S ] something that is pleasant or interesting because it is unusual or new

(令人愉快或有趣的)改進,改變
It's nice to see her smile for a change. 看到她笑了,真好。
"Shall we we eat in the garden?" "Why not - it'll make a change." 「我們到花園裡吃飯好嗎?」「為甚麼不呢——這樣會很新鮮。」
We've always had a red car - it's time we had a change! 我們總是開一輛紅車——該換一換了!
change of scene

a new situation

新環境
She'd been with the same company for too many years and felt she needed a change of scene, so she applied for a job as a stage manager. 她在同一家公司已經工作了好多年了,覺得需要換個環境,所以申請了一份舞臺監督的工作。

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change noun (MONEY)

A2 [ U ] money in the form of coins rather than notes

硬幣;輔幣
She gave me €5 in change. 她給了我五英鎊的硬幣。
My dad always used to carry a lot of loose/small change (= coins) in his pocket. 我爸爸以前口袋裡總是裝著許多硬幣。

[ U ] smaller units of money given in exchange for larger units of the same amount

(換開的)零錢
Do you have change for a 20-dollar bill? 你能換開20元的鈔票嗎?

A2 [ U ] the money that is returned to someone who has paid for something that costs less than the amount that they gave

找頭,找給的零錢,找續
I think you've given me the wrong change. 我想你找錯錢給我了。

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change noun (CLOTHES)

[ C ] the action of putting on different clothes

更衣,換衣服
She did a quick change before going on TV. 她迅速換了套衣服去上電視。
a change of clothes

A2 a set of clothes as well as the ones that you are wearing

換洗的衣服,一套衣服
You'll need a change of clothes if you're staying overnight. 你要是在外面過夜,就需要帶一套換洗的衣服。

change noun (TRANSPORT)

[ C ] the action of getting off a train, bus, etc. and catching another in order to continue a journey

換乘,轉乘(火車、公共汽車等)
I hate journeys where you've got a lot of changes. 我討厭頻頻換車的旅程。

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