Which verb for drive, conducir or manejar?
For the following sentence,
I drove a dune buggy at "Little Sahara."
Should I use conducir or manejar?
Conduce un vehículo todoterreno para ir por la playa en "Little Sahara."
Manejar is used in Costa Rica.
Car = carro in CR, coche in other places.
Conducir = to lead to conduct, to drive. Manejar = to manage to handle to operate (a vehicle)
Conducir is the most common verb used in Spain meaning to drive and I think Manejar maybe more commonly used in South America and parts of Central America.
I have checked this in my Oxford Spanish Dictionary ( 3rd Edition) and it says
drive vi (in vehicle) manejar or (Esp) conducir
However, they both mean = to drive
I know from Paralee's teaching she uses the verb Conducir in both her lessons and Flashcards.