There are 2 translations of handle in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈhændl/


  • 2 2.1 (title) [colloquial/familiar] to have a handle to one's name tener* un título 2.2 (name) [slang/argot] nombre (m)

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There are 2 translations of handle in Spanish:



  • 1 1.1 (touch) please do not handle the goods se ruega no tocar la mercancía handle with care frágil I'd handle it more gently if I were you, it's very delicate yo que tú lo trataría con más cuidado, es muy frágil Smith handled the ball (in soccer) Smith tocó la pelota con la mano 1.2 (manipulate, manage) [vehicle/weapon] manejar he has no idea how to handle a saw no tiene ni idea de cómo se maneja or se usa una sierra great care is needed in handling these chemicals se debe tener mucho cuidado al manipular estos productos químicos too hot to handle the situation was too hot to handle la situación era demasiado difícil or peliaguda
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    • The body itself can be handled and manipulated as though lacking in the capacity for self-propulsion.
    • It's foods that have been handled by the modern food technologists.
    • While the meal does not have to be eaten in its entirety, the food itself should be handled and treated with respect, since it represents the finest that the hosts can provide.
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    • Both local and international human rights groups have criticized the handling of his trials as unfair, with Amnesty International labeling Anwar a political prisoner.
    • You will find that, on most ships, the staff is well accustomed to handling crowds and is skilled at moving passengers with dispatch and courtesy.
    • Some critics of the president's handling of Iraq are expressing deep concern the mission there is turning into a situation similar to what happened during the Vietnam War.
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    • Last month he was jailed for six months for handling the car, driving a high performance vehicle without the proper licence, and having no insurance.
    • The engine hummed to itself sweetly as she slid the unmarked patrol car into the flow of traffic, handling the vehicle with her usual style.
    • From there you've got to learn to handle your ship and get to grips with the most difficult part - docking with the space station.
  • 2 2.1 (deal with) [people] tratar; [situation/affair] manejar he has no idea how to handle his staff no tiene ni idea de cómo tratar a sus empleados you have to handle him right hay que saber tratarlo he complained of being roughly handled by the police se quejó de haber sido maltratado por la policía to handle philosophical concepts manejar conceptos filosóficos he handled the situation very well manejó or supo llevar muy bien la situación you handled the interview very well te desenvolviste muy bien en la entrevista these decisions are best handled by professionals estas decisiones es mejor dejárselas a los expertos, de estas decisiones es mejor que se encarguen or que se hagan cargo los expertos you keep quiet, I'll handle this tú no digas nada, yo me encargo de esto 2.2 (cope with emotionally) [colloquial/familiar] [stress/tension] poder* soportar he can't handle the job no puede con el trabajo I can't tell him the truth; he couldn't handle it no puedo decirle la verdad; lo destrozaría
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    • You have to deal with it, handle it, cope with it.
    • My mother is not the sort of person who handles interpersonal interactions well, she finds them stressful and tends to burn her bridges too easily when she gets fed up with people.
    • Through a divorce and the death of my father I wasn't able to handle things like I did before.
  • 3 3.1 (be responsible for) [business/financial matters] encargarse* or ocuparse de, llevar the department handling your case el departamento que se encarga or se ocupa de su caso, el departamento que lleva su caso 3.2 (do business in) [goods/commodities] comerciar con they were accused of handling stolen goods se les acusó de comerciar con objetos robados we don't handle their products no trabajamos sus productos
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    • He denies committing three of the burglaries, but admits handling goods stolen in the same house raids.
    • The judge at Bolton Crown Court, heard how he had a string of convictions for burglary, shoplifting and handling stolen goods dating back 14 years.
    • The youngsters, all under 16, have received a caution for handling stolen goods and have been released.
    3.3 (process) the dockers refused to handle the cargo los estibadores se negaron a tocar el cargamento the airport handles 300 flights a day el aeropuerto tiene un tráfico de 300 vuelos diarios this port can handle container traffic este puerto tiene la capacidad para recibir contenedores the machine can handle any thickness of material la máquina sirve para tela de cualquier grosor computers can handle vast amounts of data las computadoras pueden procesar enormes cantidades de datos the body's ability to handle certain foods is impaired la capacidad del organismo para asimilar or procesar ciertos alimentos se ve afectada there's too much work for two people to handle hay demasiado trabajo para dos personas
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    • You wouldn't think twice about hiring an accountant to handle the books.
    • I hired a local furniture guy who handles all of the hiring and personnel issues in Baghdad, where I have about 15 local employees.
    • McGonigle, who has moved from DDFH & B, where he handled the Baileys account, is to oversee a recruitment drive at the company.


  • responder this car handles well/rather awkwardly on bends este coche responde bien/no responde muy bien en las curvas

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