In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(find responsible)echarle la culpa aculparto blame sb for sth — echarle la culpa de algo a algn
- they blamed her for everything — le echaron la culpa de todo a ella
- she blames herself for the accident — se siente culpable del accidente
- no one's to blame — nadie tiene la culpa
- Some people are blaming the trend on a violent youth culture, now exported worldwide through animation, comic strips and video games.
- 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 is too experienced now to blame his mistakes on youth.
- The whole situation had been blamed on me, so for the whole day I was getting dirty looks from the general student body.
- Officials blamed the situation on an unprecedented rise in emergency cases.
- I'm not sure who to blame this situation on exactly.
- I also blame the situation on a lack of screening at the hospital.
- Somehow, through the muddling of my thoughts, I blamed the whole situation on him.
- The increased emissions were blamed on more coal being burned for electricity.
- It's just another case of someone deciding that it's easier and more profitable to blame his problems on some faceless company instead of actually taking some responsibility.
- He blamed the situation on a downturn in retailing nationally, rising interest rates and the town's new traffic system.
- Oh, and if you think you will get away with blaming it all on him, forget it.
- He has blamed their financial situation on a national downturn in tourism and the impact of the floods.
- The prime minister has sought to blame the problem on local crime, but others suspect an international link.
- The spokeswoman denied that the airline had a deliberate policy of overbooking and blamed the problem on an ‘unfortunate error’.
- Parents and teachers blamed the situation on municipal governments which allowed bars to thrive around their schools.
- I feel somehow justified in blaming this utter lack of sporting ability on my upbringing.
- While overall crime rose by 4.2 per cent, the force blamed the increase on a new method of recording offences.
- He blamed the current situation on general economic trends within the textile industry.
- People have blamed this phenomena on many things.
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 achacárselo al tiempo/achacármelo a mí
- they blamed the theft on a young apprentice — culparon del robo a un joven aprendiz
- This study and the other one in the magazine blaming fast food and its advertising is wrong.
- Predictably, the farmers and the press are blaming the government for mishandling the crisis.
- Many people are now asking why he would do such a thing, blaming his famous ego for getting the better of him, as it has before.
- I can recall blaming a sibling for all sorts of naughtiness when I was younger.
- They must put their houses in order, however painful it is, and stop blaming the west for all their ills.
- So let's see change and stop forever blaming motor vehicles for environmental and climatic change.
- It was one of the rare cases in which blaming the messengers is totally justified.
- The annual shopping gala looked set to be cut to three days this year with the organisers blaming a lack of cash and interest.
- So is blaming the fact that women bear children for lack of professional progress simply a convenient excuse?
- The community must look at itself critically rather than blaming the rest of the world for its problems.
- My only new reservation stems from her blaming her band for playing the wrong song.
- It is no good blaming motorists for all the snarl ups in the town centre.
- There will be no point blaming the employer, it is ourselves we will have to blame.
- Yesterday, the commission played down the figures, blaming a harsh winter for the increases.
- From his tone I wondered if he was partially blaming me for this inconvenience.
- Once you start, it is essential that you don't just blurt it all out as this may sound like you are blaming him.
- It now makes multi-billion profits while blaming the government for high petrol prices.
- In his court declaration, he blames his election agent for the oversight.
- The council has now promised to withdraw the advert, blaming an administrative error for the blunder.
- What should we be doing now, so that in another 50 years they will not be blaming us for our lack of foresight?
1(responsibility)culpa femeninothe 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 / lay the blame on sb — culpar a algn
- to take / bear the blame for sth — asumir la responsabilidad de algo
- we all must share the blame — todos tenemos parte de (la) culpa
- A lot of blame for the whole situation must be laid at the door of the parents of these young hooligans.
- She had made false accusations against him, made him go on the run and set him up to take the blame for her frauds.
- The county was upset and those in charge, as ever, carried the burden of blame.
- Management must, however, be big enough to take the blame for this error in judgment.
- If at least a few of them fail to impress you, we will take the blame for being incorrect.
- In an interview with a Sunday newspaper, he denied any blame and pointed the finger at senior commanders.
- If the athletes have to take the blame for when they lose, shouldn't they get the rewards when they win?
- The author hereby absolves herself of all knowledge, responsibility and blame.
- She was also setting him up to take the blame for a fraud at the firm where she worked.
- It is easy to put the blame on such things, and assume that the loutish behaviour is inevitable.
- It is impossible to solve the safety problems when no one will take the blame for what has happened.
- The company's spindoctors are now working overtime to put the blame on everyone but themselves.
- The blame lies rather with the politicians, particularly for the war.
- It tried to put the blame on to the United Nations for not providing air support.
- Nobody else interfered, there is no one else to take the blame from him.
- Put another way, the audience itself will have to take the blame for promoting such songs.
- For many reasons, the water leak persisted with no-one ready to accept blame.
- This statement could have at least two possible meanings, both of which exonerate the speaker of any blame.
- He says a lot of people have to share the blame for what went wrong - including the government.
- They were always trying to put the blame on anyone but themselves for what happened.
2formal(condemnation, reproach)without blame — libre de culpa formal
- a life without blame — una vida intachable / sin tacha
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