Translation of "exchange" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ/ us /ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ/

exchange noun (GIVING AND GETTING)

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

an exchange of ideas/information 思想/訊息交流
They were given food and shelter in exchange for work. 他們幫人工作以換取食宿。
She proposes an exchange of contracts at two o'clock. 她提議兩點鐘辦理房屋產權過戶手續。
Several people were killed during the exchange of gunfire. 交火中有幾個人喪生。

More examples

  • In exchange for the hostages, the terrorists demanded safe-conduct out of the country.
  • The virus is contracted through exchange of bodily fluids.
  • I might offer them my old camera in part exchange for a new one.

exchange noun (CONVERSATION)

[ C ] a short conversation or argument

There was a brief exchange between the two leaders. 兩位領導人進行了簡短的交談。

More examples

  • We had a friendly exchange of views .

exchangeverb [ 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. 比賽後兩隊隊員交換球衣,這是傳統。
Every month the group meets so its members can exchange their views/opinions (= have a discussion). 小組每個月都聚會一次,這樣成員之間就可以互相交流看法/觀點。
We exchanged greetings before the meeting. 會前我們互相致意。
We can exchange addresses when we see each other. 等我們見了面,可以互相交換位址。
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. 與他人交換住所來住上幾個星期也不失為一個渡假的好方法。

More examples

  • Do you want to exchange this toaster for another (one) or do you want your money back?
  • We always exchange hugs and kisses when we meet.
  • A cheque that is not negotiable cannot be exchanged for cash and must be paid into a bank account.
  • They briskly exchanged greetings before starting the session.
  • He talked about the humiliation of exchanging his clothes for the prison uniform.


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