Translation of "exchange" - English-Italian dictionary


noun uk /ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ/ us /ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ/

B1 an occasion when you give something to someone and they give you something else

an exchange of ideas uno scambio di idee
They were given food and shelter in exchange for work. Gli è stato dato vitto e alloggio in cambio di lavoro.

B1 a period when students and teachers from one country go to stay with students and teachers in another

I have happy memories of going on an exchange to France. Ho ricordi felici di essere andata in Francia con uno scambio.
verb uk /ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ/ us /ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ/ present participle exchanging, past tense and past participle exchanged

B1 to give something to someone and get something similar from them

The two teams usually exchange shirts after the game. Le due squadre di solito si scambiano le magliette dopo la partita.

to take something back to the shop where you bought it and get something else

Could I exchange / this shirt for a larger size? Potrei cambiare / questa camicia con una di misura più grande?
exchange looks, opinions, views, etc.

If two people exchange looks, opinions, views, etc., they look at each other, talk to each other, etc.

scambiarsi sguardi, opinioni, ecc.
The group meets every month to exchange views on a book they have all read. Il gruppo si riunisce ogni mese per scambiarsi idee su un libro che tutti hanno letto.

(Translation of “exchange” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)