Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Friday January 18, 2013

cambiar, verb:
to change

Apart from meaning to change, cambiar can also mean to swap.

Te cambio mi mochila por ese libro.
I’ll swap you my backpack for that book.

Me gusta el tuyo. Te lo cambio.
I like yours, let’s swap.

If you need to get changed, you express that with cambiarse, the reflexive.

Voy a cambiarme.
I’m going to get changed.

You can add de ropa, for further precision:

Se cambió de ropa, y se afeitó.
He changed clothes and shaved.

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