liability

A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (responsibility)
a. la responsabilidad
(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).
(F)
The amusement park does not accept liability for any objects lost on the rides.El parque de atracciones no asume responsabilidad por objetos perdidos en las atracciones.
2. (finance)
a. el pasivo
(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).
(M)
(usually plural)
The chart showed the current assets and liabilities of the bank.El gráfico mostraba el activo y el pasivo circulantes del banco.
b. la deuda
(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).
(F)
The company managed to reduce its costs and outstanding liabilities.La empresa consiguió reducir sus costes y sus deudas pendientes.
c. la obligación
(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).
(F)
The firm lost a number of clients and couldn't meet its liabilities with the bank.El despacho perdió a varios clientes y no pudo hacer frente a sus obligaciones con el banco.
3. (drawback)
a. el estorbo
(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).
(M)
Some people say that the party leader has become a liability.Algunos dicen que el líder del partido se ha convertido en estorbo.
b. la lastre
(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).
(F)
I think his enthusiasm is an asset, not a liability.Creo que su entusiasmo es un valor, no un lastre.
4. (tendency)
a. la predisposición
(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).
(F)
How much do we know about our genetic liability to develop cancer?¿Cuánto sabemos sobre nuestra predisposición genética a contraer cáncer?
b. la propensión
(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).
(F)
The psychologist was referring to the liability of some patients to become paranoid.El sicólogo se refería a la propensión de algunos pacientes a ponerse paranoicos.
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liability
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (law)
a. la responsabilidad
(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).
(F)
(responsibility)
2. (finance)
a.
liabilitiespasivo m, deudas fpl
3. (disadvantage)
a. el estorbo
(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).
(M)
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liability [ˌlaɪəˈbɪlɪtɪ]
noun
1 (responsibility) responsabilidad (f)
to admit/deny liability (for sth) admitir/negar ser responsable (de algo)
he admitted liability he admitted liability for the accident liability for [military service]
2 (obligation, debt)
tax liability carga (f) fiscal; current liabilities pasivo (m) circulante; long-term liabilities pasivo (m) (exigible) a largo plazo; they failed to meet their liabilities no hicieron frente a sus obligaciones
to [meet] one's liabilities [assets] and liabilities
3 (risk, burden)
I do not want to be a liability to you no quiero ser una carga or un estorbo para ti; this car's a bit of a liability este coche da muchos problemas
the president has become something of a liability The foreign hostages have become an enormous liability to Saddam's image
4 (propensity) predisposición (f); propensión (f);to a
the patient may have an increased liability to infection el paciente puede tener una mayor predisposición or propensión a las infecciones
unless properly treated the disease can lead to many years of reduced defences and liability to other illness Deficiency of vitamin leads to drying out of membranes resulting in ulceration and liability to infection
modifier
liability insurance (n) seguro (m) de daños a terceros; seguro (m) de responsabilidad civil; (Esp)
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