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American English: /ˈmænɪdʒ/
British English: /ˈmanɪdʒ/

Translation of manage in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (Business)
    gerenciar (Latin America)
    who manages this branch?
    ¿quién es el director or gerente de esta sucursal?
    ¿quién dirige esta sucursal?
    Example sentences
    • Focus on experiences pertinent to operating and managing a farm business as well as community activities that you and your family are involved in.
    • The business is managed by son Robert and daughters Helen and Jane.
    • The elder son Ashok manages the business while the younger son helps him.
    Example sentences
    • I have just been promoted to supervisor in an insurance-claims office, managing a staff of 15.
    • Mr Main has been head chef there for two years, managing a kitchen staff of 16.
    • The sisters discovered that managing a staff of 15 with entrenched work practices was not easy.
    Example sentences
    • Free access to additional borrowings can make life easy for those who manage their money sensibly, but prove a disaster for spendthrifts.
    • This should serve as a grim warning to those poised to embark on their university careers of the need to manage their money sensibly.
    • The back office mobilises financial resources and manages funds.
    Example sentences
    • If family forest owners can convince the public that they are managing their lands for long-term sustainability, they believe that can lead to reduced regulations.
    • In exchange, the landowners manage their land to provide habitat for the desired species.
    • Family forest landowners (often known as tree farmers) take pride in managing their lands.
    1.2 (manipulate)
  • 2 (handle, cope with)
    he seems unable to manage his life
    parece incapaz de organizar su vida
    the situation was more than I could manage
    no pude con la situación
    she managed the interview all right can you manage those suitcases on your own?
    ¿puedes con esas maletas tú sola?
    she can't manage the stairs
    no puede subir la escalera
    Example sentences
    • They were spooked, but found a way to manage him.
    • His mother cannot manage him due to his problems and there were also fears for his safety in the community if he was released, the court had also heard.
    • It broke my heart to put her in there but doctors told me I wouldn't be able to manage her.
  • 3 (indicating success, achievement) despite a poor start, he managed second place
    a pesar de que no empezó muy bien, obtuvo el segundo puesto
    I can manage 60 words per minute
    puedo hacer 60 palabras por minuto
    when do you want it? — can you manage it by lunchtime?
    ¿para cuándo lo quiere? — ¿lo podrá tener listo para el mediodía?
    he managed a smile
    esbozó una sonrisa forzada
    if you can't manage $5, give what you can afford
    si no puedes dar cinco dólares, da lo que puedas
    I can't manage the meeting
    no puedo or no me es posible ir a la reunión
    can you manage another helping?
    ¿te sirvo un poco más?
    we could manage one more in the back
    atrás cabría una persona más
    to manage to + infinitive
    lograr or poder + infinitive
    I managed to persuade them
    logré or pude convencerlos
    she finally managed to get to sleep
    finalmente logró or pudo dormirse
    have you managed to find out her address?
    ¿has logrado or podido averiguar su dirección?
    I managed to get four tickets
    conseguí or pude conseguir cuatro entradas
    how did they manage to get away with it?
    ¿cómo se las arreglaron para salirse con la suya?
    do you think you could manage to be a little more specific/polite?
    ¿te sería posible ser un poco más concreto/educado?
    he managed to lose the documents [ironic]
    se las arregló para perder los documentos [ironic]

intransitive verb

  • 2 (cope) can I help you? — thank you, I can manage
    ¿me permite que la ayude? — gracias, yo puedo sola
    how's she managing on her own?
    ¿qué tal se las arregla sola?
    they have to manage on $300 a week
    tienen que arreglarse or arreglárselas con 300 dólares a la semana
    we can manage without them/their help
    podemos arreglarnos or arreglárnoslas sin ellos/sin su ayuda
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