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"Capable" is an adjective which is often translated as "capaz", and "manage" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "dirigir". Learn more about the difference between "capable" and "manage" below.
capable(
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buhl
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (competent)
a. capaz
I will hire Juan. I think he is a very capable worker.Contrataré a Juan. Creo que es un trabajador muy capaz.
b. competente
My new boss is a capable leader and an expert in his field.Mi nuevo jefe es un líder competente y experto en su campo.
2. (able to)
a. capaz de
For this job, we need someone capable of lifting heavy boxes.Para este trabajo, necesitamos a alguien capaz de levantar cajas pesadas.
3. (predisposed towards)
a. capaz
My friend says she would be capable of anything to get her boyfriend back.Mi amiga dice que sería capaz de cualquier cosa para que su novio regrese con ella.
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manage(
mah
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nihj
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to direct)
a. dirigir
The employees are fed up with the way that the executives manage the company.Los empleados están hartos de la forma en la que los ejecutivos dirigen la empresa.
b. administrar
I know the woman who manages the South American branch of the company.Conozco a la mujer que administra la filial sudamericana de la empresa.
c. gestionar
In his new job, he will manage all information technology operations.En su nuevo cargo, él gestionará todas las operaciones de informática.
2. (to deal with)
a. manejar
I don't know how she manages so many responsibilities, but I admire her for it.No sé cómo maneja tantas responsabilidades, pero la admiro por hacerlo.
3. (to succeed)
a. conseguir
We managed to finish the project without you.Conseguimos terminar el proyecto sin ti.
b. lograr
Despite the rain, I managed to go for a run.A pesar de la lluvia, logré salir a correr.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to cope)
a. arreglárselas
He doesn't need help this time. He'll manage on his own.Él no necesita ayuda esta vez. Se las arreglará por su cuenta.
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