Happen to / Manage to

could someone tell me how to use

  1. Happen to
    ex: I happen to speak 5 languages.

  2. Manage to
    ex: I manage to get there.

and what do they mean?

Manage to I can explain, it means I am able to with some effort
happen to is hard to explain. I would say the best way is that it means for your information.


  1. Happen to = It is by chance (in this situation) that
    ex: I happen to speak 5 languages.= It is by chance that I speak 5 languages

  2. Manage to = be able to with some effort; succeed minimally
    ex: I manage to get there.= with some effort I just get there.

Mister Micawber
thank you very much…
i understand now…