改變

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See also: 改变

Chinese

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to change; to alter; to transform
to change; to alter; to transform; to correct
 
to change; to become different; to transform
to change; to become different; to transform; to vary; rebellion
 
trad. (改變)
simp. (改变)
anagram 變改变改

Pronunciation 1

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Verb

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改變

  1. (intransitive) to change (by itself)
    做出改變做出改变  ―  zuòchū gǎibiàn  ―  to make changes
    色素改變色素改变  ―  sèsù gǎibiàn  ―  pigmentation change
    改變很多改变很多  ―  gǎibiàn le hěnduō.  ―  He has changed a lot.
  2. (transitive) to change (something in some way)
    改變習慣改变习惯  ―  gǎibiàn huài xíguàn  ―  to change a bad habit
    一代計算機改變我們創建媒體方法 [MSC, trad.]
    一代计算机改变我们创建媒体方法 [MSC, simp.]
    Zhè yīdài de jìsuànjī gǎibiàn le wǒmen chuàngjiàn méitǐ de fāngfǎ. [Pinyin]
    This generation of computers changed the way we create media.
Usage notes
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改變改变 (gǎibiàn) conveys any kind of change, while 改善 (gǎishàn) conveys a change for the better.

Synonyms
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  • (to change by itself):
  • (to change something in some way):
Derived terms
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Pronunciation 2

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Verb

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改變

  1. (Hokkien) to fix; to correct (a mistake); to quit (a bad habit)

Japanese

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Kanji in this term
かい
Grade: 4
へん
Hyōgai
on'yomi

Noun

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(かい)(へん) (kaihen

  1. Kyūjitai form of 改変: alteration, a change

Verb

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(かい)(へん)する (kaihen surusuru (stem (かい)(へん) (kaihen shi), past (かい)(へん)した (kaihen shita))

  1. Kyūjitai form of 改変: to alter, to change

Conjugation

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Vietnamese

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chữ Hán Nôm in this term

Verb

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改變

  1. chữ Hán form of cải biến (to transform, to change).