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replace multiple string values with different values in a column (python)

Here is a sample dataset:

ID Description
1 he wants some epples
2 she bought 2kgs of bakana
3 he got nothing
4 she took potato and tomat

I wanted to replace it this way:

df['Description']= df['Description'].str.replace({'epples':'apples','bakana':'banana','tomat':'tomato'})

It returned error:

TypeError: replace() missing 1 required positional argument: ‘repl’

What can I do to reach this result:

ID Description
1 he wants some apples
2 she bought 2kgs of banana
3 he got nothing
4 she took potato and tomato

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Answer

Try like this :

import pandas as pd

df = pd.DataFrame({'ID':[1,2,3,4], 'Description':['he wants some epples', 'she bought 2kgs of bakana', 'he got nothing', 'she took potato and tomat']})
replacement = {
    "epples": "apples",
    "bakana": "banana",
    "tomat": "tomato"
}
print(df['Description'].replace(replacement, regex=True))

Output :

0          he wants some apples
1     she bought 2kgs of banana
2                he got nothing
3    she took potato and tomato
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