liable
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liable
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (responsible)
a. responsable
The company was found liable for the actions of its employee.La compañía fue declarada responsable de las acciones de su empleado.
2. (subject)
a. sujeto
Dates are provisional, and, therefore, liable to change.Las fechas son provisionales y, por lo tanto, están sujetas a cambios.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The court ruled that the father was not liable to pay maintenance for his son.El tribunal dictaminó que el padre estaba exento de pasarle una pensión alimenticia al hijo.
This type of transaction is not liable to be taxed.Este tipo de transacción está exento de impuestos.
3. (given)
a. propenso
My husband is more liable to worry about everything than I am.Mi marido es más propenso a preocuparse por todo que yo.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
People in these circumstances are liable to experience loneliness and shame.Las personas que están en estas circunstancias tienen predisposición a sentirse solas y avergonzadas.
The battery in that cellphone model is liable to run down in no time.La batería de ese modelo de celular tiene tendencia a descargarse muy rápido.
4. (likely)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He's liable to be gravely injured if he plays again before fully recovering.Es probable que acabe teniendo una lesión grave si vuelve a jugar sin estar totalmente recuperado.
With those leadership qualities, this girl is liable to grow up to be president.Con esas dotes de mando que tiene, esta niña podría muy bien acabar siendo presidenta de mayor.
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liable
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (law)
a. responsable (responsible)
2. (to tax, fine)
a. sujeto(a)
3. (likely)
a. propenso(a)
it is liable to explodepuede que explote
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liable [ˈlaɪəbl]
adjective
1 (likely)
to be liable to do sth: he's liable to do something stupid puede fácilmente hacer alguna tontería; es muy posible que haga una tontería; he's liable to have an accident es probable que tenga un accidente; it's liable to rain at any moment puede empezar a llover en cualquier momento
it's liable to explode
2 (prone)
we are all liable to make mistakes todos podemos cometer errores
to be liable [to] sth
some people are more liable to depression than others algunas personas son más propensas a la depresión or tienen más tendencia a la depresión que otras
3 (responsible)
to be liable for [+debt, loan] ser responsable de; deber responder de
the company is liable for damages la compañía es responsable de los daños; la compañía debe pagar los daños
He is still liable for interest on the loan You could be liable for hefty damages Those who generated, transported or stored hazardous waste are liable for its cleanup
to hold sb liable for sth considerar a algn responsable de algo
If banks pay out to the wrong person, they will be held liable It is unlikely that ministers could be held liable for the Stock Exchange's failure to be liable [in] [under] law It is liable under international law to pay compensation for any damage The new treaty holds them liable in civil law
4 (subject)
to be liable for/to sth: the programme is liable to change without notice el programa puede cambiar sin previo aviso
to be liable to duty (Comm) [+goods] estar sujeto a derechos de aduana; deber pagar impuestos de aduana
to be liable for military service estar obligado a hacer el servicio militar
to be liable to prosecution poder ser procesado
to be liable to or for tax [+person] deber pagar impuestos; [+thing] estar sujeto a impuestos; ser gravable
any savings you have are liable for tax todos sus ahorros están sujetos a impuestos or son gravables; he is not liable for tax no tiene que pagar impuestos; está exento de pagar impuestos
he is liable [to] arrest and a prison sentence
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