change verb (BECOME DIFFERENT)
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。
I'm going to change my hairstyle. 我打算改變一下髮型。
change your mind
change for the better
change your ways
- He said that he hadn't seen the traffic light change to red.
- They all tried to persuade him to change his decision.
- We don't expect the economic situation to change anytime soon.
- It sounds to me like you ought to change jobs.
- The weather in the hills can change very quickly, so take suitable clothing.
change verb (TRANSPORT)
Change at Peterborough for York. 在彼得伯勒換車去約克。
- This train will terminate at the next stop - passengers who wish to continue should change trains.
- You should stay on the train until Manchester and then change.
- The only thing I'm worried about is changing trains at Kings Cross.
- You'll have to change buses when you get into Victoria, but your next bus doesn't leave for half an hour.
- It's an awkward trip - you have to change several times.
change verb (MONEY)
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？
- Can you change a tenner for two fivers?
- You can't pay in English money. You'll have to change some money at the bank.
- I need to change some of these travellers cheques.
- Will they change money at the hotel?
- He kindly changed my foreign currency for me.
change verb (CLOTHES/BEDS)
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。
- You are going to change, aren't you? You can't go in those tatty old jeans.
- When did you last change the linen on the children's beds?
- I hadn't even changed when our first guests arrived, so Jeff had to cope on his own.
- I usually insist that he changes out of his work clothes before dinner.
- Can you make sure your brother doesn't walk in when I'm changing?
change verb (WIND/SEA)
change verb (SPEED)
change noun (BECOMING DIFFERENT)
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。
change of scene
- The minister has announced that there will be no change in government policy.
- The holiday was a welcome change.
- A lot of people were caught out by the sudden change in the weather.
- You're not planning a change of career, are you?
- The country is crying out for a change in leadership.
change noun (MONEY)
She gave me €5 in change. 她給了我五英鎊的硬幣。
Do you have change for a 20-dollar bill? 你能換開20元的鈔票嗎？
- Here's your change, darling.
- She delved into her pocket to find some change.
- He fumbled in his pockets for some change.
- He carefully pocketed his change.
- "Have you got any change?" "Sorry, I've only got a five-pound note.