blame
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blame(
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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. (responsibility)
a. la culpa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You can't put the blame on your parents for your bad results.No puedes echar a tus padres la culpa de tus malos resultados.
2. (reproach)
a. la culpa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I am now hoping to resume my career without blame.Ahora espero poder retomar mi carrera sin culpa.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to hold responsible)
a. culpar
People blame the government for the financial crisis.La gente culpa al gobierno por la crisis financiera.
b. echar la culpa a
You can't blame others for your own mistakes.No puedes echarle la culpa a los demás de tus propios errores.
4. (to reproach)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I don't blame him for not wanting to work a 60-hour week.Entiendo perfectamente que no quiera trabajar 60 horas por semana.
You can hardly blame school principals for complaining about budget problems.Es natural que los directores de las escuelas se quejen de tener problemas de presupuesto.
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blame
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la culpa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to put the blame (for something) on somebodyculpar a alguien (de algo), echar la culpa a alguien (de algo)
to take the blame (for something)asumir la culpa (de algo)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. culpar, echar la culpa a
to blame somebody for something, to blame something on somebodyechar la culpa a alguien de algo
to be to blametener la culpa
I blame myself for what happenedlo que pasó fue culpa mía
I don't blame you for wanting to leaveno me extraña que quieras marcharte
she has nobody to blame but herselfella, y sólo ella, tiene la culpa
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blame [bleɪm]
noun
culpa (f)
to bear or take the blame asumir la culpa; to lay or put the blame (for sth) on sb echar a algn la culpa (de algo)
transitive verb
1 (hold responsible) culpar; echar la culpa a
to blame sb (for sth) echar a algn la culpa (de algo); culpar a algn (de algo); to blame sth on sb culpar de algo a algn
The police blamed the explosion on terrorists
to be to blame for tener la culpa de; I am not to blame yo no tengo la culpa; who's to blame? ¿quién tiene la culpa?; you have only yourself to blame la culpa la tienes tú
2 (reproach) censurar
and I don't blame him y con toda la razón; y lo comprendo perfectamente
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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