echar la culpa

echar la culpa(
eh
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chahr
 
lah
 
kool
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pah
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to place responsibility)
a. to blame
No me eches la culpa si no te sale bien tu plan.Don't blame me if your plan doesn't work out.
Mi hermana mayor siempre me echa la culpa de todo.My older sister always blames me for everything.
b. to put the blame on
¿Por qué le echas la culpa a tu jefe? Tú fuiste quien cometió el error.Why do you put the blame on your boss? You were the one who made the mistake.
c. to place the blame on
Ya eres un adulto. Deja de echarle la culpa a tus padres por todo lo que te sale mal.You're a grown-up now. Stop placing the blame on your parents for everything that goes wrong.
echarse la culpa
A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
pronominal verb phrase
2. (to take responsibility)
a. to take the blame
La policía sospecha que el hombre se echó la culpa del crimen para proteger a su esposa.The police suspects that the man took the blame for the crime to protect his wife.
b. to blame oneself
Deja de echarte la culpa. Fue un accidente.Stop blaming yourself. It was an accident.
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