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See the entry forculpa.
Presentél/ella/ustedconjugation ofculpar.
Affirmative imperativeconjugation ofculpar.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (responsibility)
a. blame
Negó aceptar la culpa por el error de su hermano.He refused to take the blame for his brother’s mistake.
b. fault
No es mi culpa que llegué tarde. Es que no vino el bus y tuve que caminar.It’s not my fault I was late. The bus didn't come and I had to walk.
c. guilt
Se sintió llena de culpa al enterarse de lo sucedido debido a su error.She was overwhelmed with guilt when she found out what happened because of her mistake.
2. (religious)
a. sin
Aquel que esté libre de culpa, que tire la primera piedra.Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
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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. (responsabilidad)
un sentimiento de culpaa feeling of guilt
echar la culpa a alguien (de)to blame somebody (for)
por culpa debecause of
tener la culpa de algoto be to blame for something
¿qué culpa tengo yo de que te hayas caído?it's hardly my fault you fell over, is it?
2. (colloquial)
yo no tengo la culpa de que seas tan distraídoit's not my fault you're so absent-minded
3. (religion)
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1 (responsabilidad) fault; blame
es culpa suya it's his fault; he's to blame; la culpa fue de los frenos the brakes were to blame; no le alcanza culpa no blame attaches to him; he is blameless
cargar con la culpa a algn to pin o put the blame on sb
echar la culpa a algn de algo to blame sb for sth
siempre me echan la culpa a mí they're always blaming me o saying it's my fault
por culpa del mal tiempo because of the bad weather
tener la culpa de algo to be to blame for sth
nadie tiene la culpa nobody is to blame; it's nobody's fault; tú tienes la culpa you're to blame; it's your fault
2 (Jur) guilt
3 (pecado) sin
pagar las culpas ajenas to pay for somebody else's sins
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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