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    #1

    Change Money or Exchange Money

    The two expressions are interchangeable ? or they are different ?
    1.Change Money
    2.Exchange Money

    Is "Change money" to convert currency and "Exchange Money" to change a note or a coin into smaller coins ?

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    #2

    Re: Change Money or Exchange Money

    You go to a money changer to change money, not a money exchanger.
    The amount you get follows the exchange rate.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #3

    Re: Change Money or Exchange Money

    Quote Originally Posted by langue View Post
    The two expressions are interchangeable ? or they are different ?
    Are these two expressions interchangeable, or are they different?
    Please note the correct way to ask your question.

    As you have been told before, don't leave a space before a question mark.

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    #4

    Re: Change Money or Exchange Money

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    a money changer
    That's a rather dated expression. I go to an exchange bureau.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 03-Jan-2017 at 17:41. Reason: Fixed typo

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    #5

    Re: Change Money or Exchange Money

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    That's a rather dated expression. I go to an exchange bureau,
    Going to exchange bureaus, commonly called bureaux de change in Europe, is a rather dated activity. I use a debit card to draw local currency from an ATM.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: Change Money or Exchange Money

    Quote Originally Posted by langue View Post
    Is "Change money" to convert currency and "Exchange Money" to change a note or a coin into smaller coins ?
    No. You ask someone for change or to change a bill (AmE, "note" elsewhere). You go to a bureau de change to lose ten percent of your money through an unfavorable exchange rate.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: Change Money or Exchange Money

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    That's a rather dated expression. I go to an exchange bureau,
    The term 'money changer' is actually used widely in Asia.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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