echarle la culpa

echarle la culpa
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (third person singular)
a. to blame him (masculine)
Puede que Rómulo pierda su empleo porque la gerencia quiere echarle la culpa por las malas ventas.Romulo might lose his job because management wants to blame him for our poor sales.
b. to blame her (feminine)
Socorro no tiene una vida fácil. Sus hijos siempre le echan la culpa por su propios problemas.Socorro doesn't have an easy life. Her children always blame her for their own problems.
c. to put the blame on him (masculine)
No estás siendo justo con tu esposo. Le echas la culpa de tus problemas matrimoniales, pero tú también tienes culpa.You're not being fair to your husband. You put the blame on him for your marital problems, but you're also to blame.
d. to put the blame on her (feminine)
Sé que tu profesora puede ser difícil, y que es fácil echarle la culpa, pero también deberías haber estudiado más.I know your teacher can be difficult, and that it's easy to put the blame on her, but you should have also studied harder.
e. to place the blame on him (masculine)
Dios siempre provee. No puedes echarle la culpa si las cosas no te van bien.God always provides. You can't place the blame on him if things don't go well for you.
f. to place the blame on her (feminine)
Elisa no estaba a cargo del proyecto. No puede echarle la culpa.Elisa wasn't in charge of the project. You can't place the blame on her.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(second person singular)
a. to blame you
No se ponga así. Nadie le está echando la culpa, Eliseo.Don't get so upset. No one is blaming you, Eliseo.
b. to put the blame on you
Sé que algunos le están echando la culpa de lo que sucedió, Juliana. ¿Por qué no se ha defendido?I know some people are putting the blame on you for what happened, Juliana. Why haven't you defended yourself?
c. to place the blame on you
Tuvimos muchas pérdidas este mes y, como director, el jefe le está echando la culpa, Sr. Smith.We had big losses this month and, as director, the boss is placing the blame on you, Mr. Smith.
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