tener la culpa
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
tener la culpa
intransitive verb phrase
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.).
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.
Translate tener la culpa using machine translatorsSee Machine Translations
Want to Learn Spanish?
Spanish learning for everyone. For free.
The world’s largest Spanish dictionary
Conjugations for every Spanish verb
Learn vocabulary faster
Learn every rule and exception
Native-speaker video pronunciations
Word of the Day
Have you tried it yet? Here's what's included:
Learn offline on iOS
Learn Spanish faster