Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Tuesday May 1, 2007
change; (small) change; exchange; bureau de change
Cambio is a common word with several meanings. In one meaning, it’s change in general
un brusco cambio de temperatura
a sudden change in temperature
You can also use cambio in the same way that you use change in English to refer to money:
¿Me das cambio de cien?
Can you give me change of a hundred?
¿Te han dado bien el cambio?
Have they given you the right change?
If you’ve traveled to Spanish-speaking countries you’ll have seen the cambio sign, indicating a bureau de change. The word also refers to the exchange rate:
¿A cuánto está el cambio hoy?
What’s the exchange rate today?
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