An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (accountable)
a. responsable
We are all responsible for our acts.Todos somos responsables de nuestros actos.
2. (in charge)
a. responsable
My children are all responsible for tidying their own rooms.Mis hijos son responsables de ordenar cada uno su habitación.
b. encargado
Who is the person responsible for the department's accounts?¿Quién es la persona encargada de la contabilidad del departamento?
3. (trustworthy)
a. responsable
You should date a guy who is serious and responsible.Deberías salir con un chico serio y responsable.
4. (important)
a. de responsabilidad (post or job)
He holds a responsible post in the company.Tiene un puesto de responsabilidad en la empresa.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (trustworthy, accountable)
a. responsable
to be responsible forser responsable de
to hold somebody responsibleconsiderar a alguien responsable
a responsible jobun puesto de responsabilidad
responsible [rɪsˈpɒnsəbl]
1 (accountable) responsable
those responsible will be punished se castigará a los responsables; who is responsible if anything goes wrong? ¿quién es el responsable si algo sale mal?; to be responsible for sth: he is not responsible for his actions no es responsable de sus actos; who is responsible for this? ¿quién es el responsable de esto?; who was responsible for the delay? ¿quién tiene la culpa del retraso?; to hold sb responsible for sth hacer a algn responsable de algo; responsabilizar a algn de algo; to be responsible to sb (for sth) ser responsable ante algn (de algo)
I hold you personally responsible for all this
2 (in charge of)
to be responsible for sth/sb: the children were responsible for tidying their own rooms los niños tenían la responsabilidad or eran responsables de ordenar sus habitaciones; she is responsible for 40 children tiene a su cargo 40 niños; the secretary is responsible for taking the minutes la secretaria se hace cargo de levantar el acta
3 (sensible) [+person] serio; responsable; [+behaviour, attitude] responsable
to act in a responsible fashion obrar de forma responsable or con responsabilidad; that wasn't very responsible of you! ¡eso ha sido una falta de responsabilidad por tu parte!
it was not at all responsible of her to give him my phone number
4 (important) [+post, job] de responsabilidad
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