tener la culpa

tener la culpa(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to have responsibility)
a. to be to blame
¿Quién tiene la culpa de la deforestación de nuestro planeta?Who's to blame for the deforestation of our planet?
b. to be responsible
Las aseguradoras tratan de averiguar qué conductor tuvo la culpa del accidente.The insurance companies are trying to determine which driver was responsible for the accident.
c. to be guilty
"El gobierno tuvo la culpa de todo lo malo que ocurrió entonces," solía decir mi abuelo."The government was guilty of everything bad that happened back then," my grandfather used to say.
d. to be one's fault
Si se ha vuelto a romper el secador, no me mires a mí. Yo no tengo la culpa de que seas un inútil reparando electrodomésticos.Don't look at me if the hairdryer is broken again. It's not my fault you are useless at repairing appliances.
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