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blame

Pronunciation: /bleɪm/

Translation of blame in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (find responsible) echarle la culpa a, culpar don't blame me if you get into trouble no me eches la culpa a mí or no me culpes a mí si te metes en líos to blame sb for sth culpar a algn de algo, echarle la culpa de algo a algn they blamed her for everything la culparon a ella de todo, le echaron la culpa de todo a ella she blames herself for the accident se siente culpable del accidente to be to blame for sth tener* la culpa de algo, ser* responsable de algo they were entirely to blame for what happened tuvieron toda la culpa de lo que pasó no one's to blame no es culpa de nadie, nadie tiene la culpa you have only yourself to blame tú tienes toda la culpa, la culpa es solo tuya 1.2 (apportion responsibility for) to blame sth on sb/sth echarle la culpa de algo a algn/algo you can always blame it on the weather/me siempre puedes echarle la culpa al tiempo/echarme la culpa a mí, siempre puedes achacárselo al tiempo/achacármelo a mí they blamed the theft on a young apprentice culparon del robo a un joven aprendiz
    Example sentences
    • In his court declaration, he blames his election agent for the oversight.
    • My only new reservation stems from her blaming her band for playing the wrong song.
    • This study and the other one in the magazine blaming fast food and its advertising is wrong.
    1.3 (disagree with, criticize) [colloquial/familiar] I'm not having any more to do with him — I don't blame you no quiero saber nada más de él — y con toda la razón you can't blame me for getting upset es normal que me molestara ¿no?
    Example sentences
    • I still did not like the tone of the meeting, during which I felt like the principal was somehow blaming the situation on me.
    • He has blamed their financial situation on a national downturn in tourism and the impact of the floods.
    • People have blamed this phenomena on many things.

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (responsibility) culpa (feminine) the blame for what happened lies entirely with them la culpa de lo que pasó la tienen solo ellos it's always me that gets the blame siempre me echan la culpa a mí to put o lay the blame on sb culpar a algn, echarle la culpa a algn to take o bear the blame for sth asumir la responsabilidad de algo we all must share the blame todos tenemos parte de (la) culpa 1.2 (condemnation, reproach) [formal] without blame libre de culpa [formal] a life without blame una vida intachable or sin tacha

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The current Spanish Constitution (Constitución Española) was approved in the Cortes Generales in December 1978. It describes Spain as a parliamentary monarchy, gives sovereign power to the people through universal suffrage, recognizes the plurality of religions, and transfers responsibility for defense from the armed forces to the government. The Constitution was generally well received, except in the Basque Country, whose desire for independence it did not satisfy. It is considered to have facilitated the successful transition from dictatorship to democracy.