fault
Noun
1. (flaw; of person, product) 
a. el defecto (M) 
2. (of engine) 
a. la avería (F) 
b. el fallo (M) (Spain) 
c. la falla (F) (Latin America) 
to find fault withencontrar defectos a
she's generous to a faultse pasa de generosa
3. (guilt) 
a. la culpa (F) 
to be at faulttener la culpa
whose fault is it?¿de quién es la culpa?
it was my faultfue culpa mía
through no fault of minesin tener yo la culpa
4. (in tennis) 
a. la falta (F) 
5. (geological) 
a. la falla (F) 
transitive verb
6. (general) 
a. criticar, poner reparos a 
her attitude can't be faultedno se puede criticar su actitud
fault [fɔːlt]
noun
1 (defect) (in character) defecto (m); (in manufacture) defecto (m); falla (f); (LAm) (in supply, machine) avería (f)
with all his faults con todos sus defectos; her fault is excessive shyness peca de tímida; generous to a fault excesivamente generoso; to find fault poner reparos; to find fault with sth/sb criticar algo/a algn
2 (blame, responsibility) culpa (f)
it's all your fault tú tienes toda la culpa; it's not my fault no es culpa mía; you were at fault in not telling us hiciste mal en no decírnoslo; your memory is at fault no te acuerdas bien; you were not at fault no por culpa suya; through no fault of his own sin falta alguna de su parte; whose fault is it (if ...)? ¿quién tiene la culpa (si ...)?
3 (Tennis) falta (f)
4 (Geol) falla (f)
transitive verb
criticar
it cannot be faulted es intachable; you cannot fault him on spelling su ortografía es impecable
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