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1. (accountable)
a. responsible
Claudia es responsable del presupuesto de la empresa.Claudia is responsible for the company's budget.
b. in charge
¿Puedo hablar con la persona responsable de la tienda?Can I speak with the person in charge of the store?
c. liable
Los inquilinos son responsables de cualquier daño al apartamento.Tenants are liable for any damages to the apartment.
2. (reliable)
a. responsible
George es muy responsable; siempre hace la tarea. George is very responsible; he always does his homework.
3. (guilty)
a. responsible
Buscamos a la persona responable del asesinato. We seek the person responsible for the murder.
feminine or masculine noun
4. (manager)
a. person in charge
Ya son las 10 am. Digo, ¿a qué hora llega el responsable?It's 10 am already. I mean, when does the person in charge get here?
5. (person who committed an act)
a. guilty party
El responsable será encontrado, llevado a juicio y encarcelado. The guilty party will be found, tried, and imprisoned.
b. culprit
¿Quién es el responsable de este terrible crimen?Who is the culprit of this terrible crime?
1. responsible
  • responsable de responsible for
  • hacerse responsable de to take responsibility for; (responsabilizarse de) to claim responsibility for (atentado, secuestro)
masculine or feminine noun
2. person responsible (culpable, autor)
  • los responsables those responsible
  • tú eres el responsable de… you're responsible for…
3. person in charge (encargado)
  • soy el responsable de la sección de ventas I'm in charge of the sales department
1 (sensato) responsible
es un niño muy responsable para su edad he is very a responsible boy for his age
2 (encargado) responsible; in charge
la persona responsable del departamento the person in charge of the department; the person responsible for the department; es responsable de la política municipal she is responsible for o in charge of council policy
3 (culpable) responsible
el conductor responsable del accidente the driver responsible for the accident; cada cual es responsable de sus acciones everybody is responsible for their own actions; el fabricante es responsable de los daños causados the manufacturer is liable for the damage caused; ser responsable ante algn de algo to be accountable o answerable to sb for sth
hacer a algn responsable de algo to hold sb responsible for sth
hacerse responsable de algo to take responsibility for sth
no me hago responsable de lo que pueda pasar I take no responsibility for what may happen
1 (culpable)
tú eres la responsable de lo ocurrido you're responsible for what happened; la policía busca a los responsables the police are looking for the culprits
2 (encargado)
quiero hablar con el responsable I wish to speak to the person in charge; Ramón es el responsable de la cocina Ramón is in charge of the kitchen
responsable de prensa press officer
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