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fault
[fɔːlt]
noun
1. defecto (m) (flaw) (of person, product); avería (f) (of engine)fallo (m) (español de España)falla (f) (Am)
  • to find fault with encontrar defectos a
  • she's generous to a fault se pasa de generosa
2. culpa (f) (guilt)
  • to be at fault tener la culpa
  • whose fault is it? ¿de quién es la culpa?
  • it was my fault fue culpa mía
  • through no fault of mine sin tener yo la culpa
3. falta (f) (in tennis)
4. falla (f) (geological)
transitive verb
5. criticar, poner reparos a
  • her attitude can't be faulted no 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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