What is the difference between these two words?
Manage and Handle.
Tricky...but how about remembering this: manage relates to manager as handle relates to hand
You manage a football team or employees, but you handle a dog or a garden fork!
Ok, so you can play around with these I am sure you can come up with loads of other examples ... i.e I can't manage/handle the situation with my jealous girlfriend. But this is the English language you are learning and for every rule, there is an exception!
But this gives you a basic idea to remember (I hope)!
a noun that comes after. ive got a typo there.
in terms of meaning, there are many similarities. I would say some of the difference could be the differenct collocation where two words are applied repectively. I can connect the word 'mannage' with a to-infinitive" as in "he managed to get away from his brutel step-mother, yet i coudln't say "He handled to get away from ...." because there has to be a noun that coming after the word 'handle'. In addtion i think.....hmm... i just remembered that to mangae equals saying "to deal with sth successfully" so it has an addtional meaning (being succeed in sth).
Yes, what Julie says is correct. Here is the absolute truth: in certain usages "manage" and "handle" (the noun, not the verb) are very similar, and sometimes they are very different. Read widely to see as many examples as you can. That seems to be the best policy.