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"Cope" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "aguantar", and "manage" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "dirigir". Learn more about the difference between "cope" and "manage" below.
cope(
kop
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to deal with problems; used without preposition)
a. aguantar
I can't cope anymore.Ya no aguanto más.
b. arreglárselas
You're only a kid. What makes you think you can cope on your own?Solo eres un niño. ¿Qué te hace pensar que puedes arreglártelas solo?
c. defenderse
I am the right candidate because I can cope well under pressure.Soy el candidato ideal porque me defiendo bien bajo presión.
2. (to deal with problems; used with "with")
a. aguantar
She quit competing because she couldn't cope with the pressure of winning.Dejó de competir porque no aguantaba la presión de ganar.
b. arreglárselas con
How are you coping with the house and the twins?¿Cómo te las arreglas con la casa y los gemelos?
c. sobrellevar
He can't cope with depression without medication.No puede sobrellevar la depresión sin medicamentos.
d. hacer frente a
I'm stressed because I cannot cope with the workload.Estoy estresada porque no puedo hacer frente a la carga de trabajo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (religious)
a. la capa pluvial
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
All the priests who officiated wore copes.Todos los sacerdotes que oficiaron vestían capas pluviales.
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manage(
mah
-
nihj
)
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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