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"Blame" is a noun which is often translated as "la culpa", and "accuse" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "acusar". Learn more about the difference between "blame" and "accuse" below.
blame(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (responsibility)
a. la culpa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You can't put the blame on your parents for your bad results.No puedes echar a tus padres la culpa de tus malos resultados.
2. (reproach)
a. la culpa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I am now hoping to resume my career without blame.Ahora espero poder retomar mi carrera sin culpa.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to hold responsible)
a. culpar
People blame the government for the financial crisis.La gente culpa al gobierno por la crisis financiera.
b. echar la culpa a
You can't blame others for your own mistakes.No puedes echarle la culpa a los demás de tus propios errores.
4. (to reproach)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I don't blame him for not wanting to work a 60-hour week.Entiendo perfectamente que no quiera trabajar 60 horas por semana.
You can hardly blame school principals for complaining about budget problems.Es natural que los directores de las escuelas se quejen de tener problemas de presupuesto.
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accuse(
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kyuz
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to charge with; used with "of")
a. acusar
The professor is accused of plagiarizing his colleague's work.Al profesor se le acusa de plagiar el trabajo de su colega.
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