Today’s Word: handle

August 3, 2018            =========

☆  handle  対処する


If you can handle a situation or problem, it means that you have the ability and skills to deal with it successfully. In other words, you can cope with it. For example, “I don’t think I can handle the job.” Or “He cannot handle the pressure.” And, “You need to learn to handle your feelings.”

So, when it comes to a cultural gap, how could you use the word handle? “The boss chose Ms. Suzuki for the position, because she knew she could handle the differences in culture between everyone involved.” Or, “I was offered a position in our Chinese branch, but I said no because I didn’t think I could handle living in a different culture.”

Do you think you could handle living in another country for work? How would you handle the cultural differences?