A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (duty)
a. responsibility
El perro es tu mascota y es tu responsabilidad cuidarlo.The dog is your pet and it's your responsibility to look after him.
2. (legal)
a. liability
El conductor del autobús asumió plena responsabilidad por el accidente.The bus driver assumed full liability for the accident.
b. responsibility
El señor Sánchez no cumplió con sus obligaciones y responsabilidades como padre.Mister Sanchez failed to fulfill his parental duties and responsibilities.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (tasks inherent in the job)
a. duties
Una de las responsabilidades del recepcionista es atender todas las llamadas entrantes.One of the receptionist's duties is to answer every incoming call.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. responsibility
2. (law)
a. liability
puesto de responsabilidadresponsible position
tener la responsabilidad de algoto be responsible for something
3. (law)
responsabilidad civil/penalcivil/criminal liability
responsabilidad limitadalimited liability
responsibility; (Jur) liability
hay que exigir responsabilidades al gobierno por los hechos the government must be held accountable o responsible for what happened; bajo mi responsabilidad under my responsibility; cargo de responsabilidad position of responsibility; de responsabilidad limitada limited liability
responsabilidad civil public liability; public liability insurance
responsabilidad contractual contractual liability
responsabilidad ilimitada (Com) unlimited liability
responsabilidad objetiva (Jur) strict liability
responsabilidad solidaria joint responsibility
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