Manejar in English | Spanish to English Translation
transitive verb
1. to operate (máquina, mandos); to handle (caballo, bicicleta); to wield (arma)
2. to handle (datos); to use, to marshal (conocimientos)
  • maneja varios lenguajes de programación she can use several programming languages
  • manejan información de primera mano they use primary sources
3. to manage, to run (negocio); to handle (gente)
4. to boss about (dominar)
  • maneja a su novio a su antojo she can twist her fiancé round her little finger
5. to drive (vehículo) (Am)
intransitive verb
6. to drive (en vehículo) (Am)
pronominal verb
1. to manage, to get by (desenvolverse)
  • no se maneja nada bien con las computadoras he doesn't have much of an idea of how to use computers
transitive verb
1 (usar) [+herramienta, arma] to handle; use; [+máquina] to operate; [+idioma] to use
2 (dirigir) [+negocio, empresa] to run; [+asuntos] to look after
3 [+dinero] to handle
manejan cifras elevadísimas they handle huge sums (of money)
manejar a algn: mi tía maneja a su marido my aunt keeps her husband under her thumb
5 (Latinoamérica) (Automóviles) to drive
intransitive verb
manejar con cuidado handle with care
2 (Latinoamérica) (Automóviles) to drive
el examen de manejar the driving test
pronominal verb
1 (España) (desenvolverse) to manage
no te preocupes, puedo manejarme o manejármelas yo sola don't worry, I can manage on my own
él sabe manejarse solo
se maneja bien en inglés he gets along fine in English; se maneja bien con los chiquillos she's good with the kids; ¿cómo te (las) manejas para estudiar y trabajar? how do you manage to study and work at the same time?; ya empieza a manejarse con ayuda de las muletas she's beginning to get about with the aid of crutches
2 (comportarse) to act; behave
Verb Conjugations for manejar
Gerund: manejando
Participle: manejado
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