Quick answer
"Culprit" is a noun which is often translated as "el/la culpable", and "guilty" is an adjective which is often translated as "culpable". Learn more about the difference between "culprit" and "guilty" below.
culprit(
kuhl
-
priht
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (guilty person)
a. el culpable
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la culpable
(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).
When we saw the dog burying the missing chicken leg, we knew he was the culprit.Cuando vimos el perro enterrar el muslo de pollo que faltaba, supimos que era el culpable.
2. (legal)
a. el acusado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la acusada
(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).
The culprit was sentenced to ten years in prison.El acusado fue sentenciado a diez años de cárcel.
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guilty(
gihl
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ti
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (legal)
a. culpable
He was found guilty of the theft.Lo declararon culpable del robo.
2. (regretful)
a. culpable
I feel guilty for lying to her.Me siento culpable por haberle mentido.
3. (shameful)
a. vergonzoso
Spy novels are a guilty pleasure of mine.Las novelas de espionaje son un placer vergonzoso mío.
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