trocar

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French trocart, corruption of trois-quart.

Noun[edit]

trocar (plural trocars)

  1. A pointed hollow cylindrical device used to make small incisions and surgically insert cannulas, etc., into body cavities, or to aspirate fluids.

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Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese trocar.

Verb[edit]

trocar (Latin spelling)

  1. to change

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese trocar, of uncertain origin. Cognate with Spanish trocar and French troquer.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

trocar (first-person singular present indicative troco, past participle trocado)

  1. (transitive or ditransitive, with the indirect object taking por) to substitute; to replace (to remove something and put a new one in its place)
    Quero trocar meu carro por um novo.
    I want to get a new car.
    Precisamos trocar as lâmpadas queimadas.
    We have to replace the burnt-out lightbulbs.
    Synonyms: substituir
  2. (transitive with de) to change (to dispose of something one owns or is using and get a new one)
    Troque de roupa.
    Change your clothes.
    Quero trocar de carro.
    I want to get another car.
    Synonyms: mudar de
  3. (transitive) to trade with; to exchange (to give [+ com (somebody)] something in exchange for [+ por (something else)])
    Eu e o meu primo trocamos livros.
    My cousin and I traded books.
    O explorador trocou presentes com os nativos.
    The explorer exchanged gifts with the natives.
    Troco um par de sapatos por uma blusa.
    I’ll exchange a pair of shoes for a sweater.
    Synonyms: cambiar
  4. (transitive) to swap (to switch the position of two things)
    Trocamos os dois cabos e o motor funcionou.
    We swapped the two cables and the motor started working.
    Synonyms: intercambiar
  5. (ditransitive, with the indirect object taking com) to exchange (to give and receive continuously)
    Todo dia eu trocava umas ideias com o vizinho.
    Every day I chatted (literally: exchanged some ideas) with the neighbour.
    Os boxeadores estão trocando socos na cabeça.
    The boxers are exchanging blows to their heads.
  6. first-person singular (eu) personal infinitive of trocar
  7. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) personal infinitive of trocar
  8. first-person singular (eu) future subjunctive of trocar
  9. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) future subjunctive of trocar

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Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:trocar.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin trocāre. Cognate to English truck.

Verb[edit]

trocar (first-person singular present trueco, first-person singular preterite troqué, past participle trocado)

  1. to barter

Conjugation[edit]

  • Rule: o becomes ue in stressed syllables; c becomes qu before e.

Related terms[edit]