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     [+money]   changer  
→ The bank could only change roubles into hard currency, and not vice versa.        
I'd like to change £50.      Je voudrais changer cinquante livres.  
  [+character, life, world]  
→ You can't change human nature.        
→ a reminder of events that changed his life        
→ September 11th was a day that changed the world        
→ which in effect changed the direction of U.S. foreign policy        
to change one's mind      changer d'avis  
I've changed my mind.      J'ai changé d'avis.  
→ I've changed my mind -- I'll take the blue one instead.        
   (=switch, substitute)  
  [+one's name, one's job]  
changer de  
→ It was his doctor who advised that he change his job.        
  [+shoes, clothes]   changer de  
→ I'll just have a wash and change my shirt.        
  [+gear]   changer de  
I'm going to change my shoes.      Je vais changer de chaussures.  
to get changed      (=change clothes)   se changer  
I'm going to get changed.      Je vais me changer.  
to change a bulb      changer une ampoule  
→ I changed the bulb.        
to change trains      changer de train  
You have to change trains in Paris.      Il faut changer de train à Paris.  
→ You could change buses at the crossroads.        
   to change a baby      changer un bébé  
to change a baby's nappy      changer les couches d'un bébé  
→ She fed the baby some milk and changed its nappy.        
Can I change this sweater? It's too small.      Est-ce que je peux échanger ce pull? Il est trop petit.  
to change sth for sth      échanger qch contre qch  
→ I took the saucepan back and changed it for a smaller one.        
to change sb/sth into      changer qch/qn en, transformer qch/qn en  
→ They can be used to change uranium into plutonium.        
→ The witch changed him into a frog.        
   to change hands      (=be sold)   changer de mains  
     (gen)    changer  
→ Little has changed since then.        
The town has changed a lot.      La ville a beaucoup changé.  
to change to sth      [traffic lights]   passer à qch  
→ The lights changed to green.        
   (=change clothes)   se changer  
→ Do I have to change?        
She's changing to go out.      Elle est en train de se changer pour sortir.  
to change into sth        [+clothes]   se changer et mettre qch  
She changed into an old skirt.      Elle s'est changée et a mis une vieille jupe., Elle a mis une vieille jupe.  
   (=be transformed)  
to change into      se changer en, se transformer en  
→ He changes into a maniac when he gets behind the steering wheel.        
     (gen)    changement    m     
→ I disliked change of any kind.        
→ It is a refreshing change for her to meet a woman boss.        
There's been a change of plan.      Il y a eu un changement de programme.  
a change of scene      un changement de décor  
for a change      pour changer  
Let's play tennis for a change.      Si on jouait au tennis pour changer?  
→ They were more than glad to leave their cars parked and walk for a change.        
   (=money)   monnaie    f     
→ Morris handed Hooper his change.        
I haven't got any change.      Je n'ai pas de monnaie.  
to give sb change for £10, to give sb change of £10      faire à qn la monnaie de 10 livres  
keep the change!      gardez la monnaie!  
→ I handed the driver a five-pound note and told him to keep the change.        
    small change  
   a change of clothes      des vêtements de rechange  
a change of underwear      des sous-vêtements de rechange  

change machine  
      n   distributeur    m   de monnaie  
change management  
      n     (BUSINESS)   gestion    f   du changement  
→ She is hoping to go into change management or IT management when she graduates.        
change of life  
      n   (=menopause)   ménopause    f     
change purse  
      n     (US)   porte-monnaie    m inv     
climate change  
      n   changement    m   climatique  
→ We now have milder winters because of climate change.        
→ From rising sea levels to changes in our health - climate change in the UK will affect us in a variety of ways.        
loose change  
      n   petite monnaie    f     
→ Frank emptied a handful of loose change on the table        
oil change  
      n   vidange    f     
regime change  
      n   changement    m   de régime  
→ Ms Jones was explicit in her calls for "a regime change in Iraq"        
sea change  
      n   (=big change)   changement    m   radical  
→ A sea change has taken place in young people's attitudes to their parents.        
sex change   , sex change operation  
      n   changement    m   de sexe, opération    f   de changement de sexe  
     (in shop)   
ne pas rendre assez à  
→ That's the second time I've been short-changed in that shop.        
   (=treat unfairly)   être injuste envers  
→ the church says that you short-change children when you argue that they cannot tell right from wrong        
→ women are in fact still being short-changed in the press        
small change  
      n   petite monnaie    f     
→ I need some small change to make a phone call.        
step change  
      n   (=huge change)   changement    m   radical  
→ We now need a step change in our secondary schools to match that achieved in our primaries.        
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
changement ; monnaie
changer de cap
petite monnaie
changement substantiel
changer d'approche
changer de voie
changer de place
changement d'altitude
changement de gouvernement
changer d'avis comme de chemise
'change' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
change loss
change ; jump
deep change
social change
sudden change
reported change
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