Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. to concern
La responsabilidad de cuidar de nuestro abuelo enfermo le incumbe a toda la familia.The responsibility of taking care of our sick grandfather concerns the whole family.
Este asunto incumbe a todos, sea cual fuere su afiliación política.This problem concerns everyone, no matter what their political affiliation.
b. to be one's business
Eso no incumbe para nada a los demás. La decisión de casarme o no es mía.It's none of anyone else's business. It's my decision whether to get married or not.
¿Qué te dio esa mujer en el sobre? - No te incumbe.What is in the envelope that lady gave you? - It's none of your business.
c. to be one's responsibility
Que lo haga quien sea. Eso a mí no me incumbe.I don't care who does it. It's not my responsibility.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
incumbir a alguiento be a matter for somebody, to be within somebody's area of responsibility
esto no te incumbethis is none of your business
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
intransitive verb
esto solo incumbe a los implicados this only concerns those involved; no me incumbe a mí it is no concern of mine; it is not my job; le incumbe hacerlo that is his job; it is his duty to do it
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Word Roots
Hover on a tile to learn new words with the same root.
Loading roots
Learn Spanish with Fluencia
Try Fluencia, the new Spanish learning program from SpanishDict.
  • Fun and interactive
  • Highly effective
  • Easy to use
  • Works on any device
Start Learning
Did this page answer your question?