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 aculpardon't blame me if you get into trouble — no me eches la culpa a mí / no me culpes a mí si te metes en líos
- to blame sb for sth — culpar a algn de algo
- they blamed her for everything — 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 — 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 — nadie tiene la culpa
- you have only yourself to blame — la culpa es solo tuya
- People have blamed this phenomena on many things.
- I still did not like the tone of the meeting, during which I felt like the principal was somehow blaming the situation on me.
- While overall crime rose by 4.2 per cent, the force blamed the increase on a new method of recording offences.
- Somehow, through the muddling of my thoughts, I blamed the whole situation on him.
- Officials blamed the situation on an unprecedented rise in emergency cases.
- I feel somehow justified in blaming this utter lack of sporting ability on my upbringing.
- Parents and teachers blamed the situation on municipal governments which allowed bars to thrive around their schools.
- I also blame the situation on a lack of screening at the hospital.
- He is too experienced now to blame his mistakes on youth.
- He has blamed their financial situation on a national downturn in tourism and the impact of the floods.
- The spokeswoman denied that the airline had a deliberate policy of overbooking and blamed the problem on an ‘unfortunate error’.
- The whole situation had been blamed on me, so for the whole day I was getting dirty looks from the general student body.
- He blamed the current situation on general economic trends within the textile industry.
- Some people are blaming the trend on a violent youth culture, now exported worldwide through animation, comic strips and video games.
- I'm not sure who to blame this situation on exactly.
- Oh, and if you think you will get away with blaming it all on him, forget it.
- The increased emissions were blamed on more coal being burned for electricity.
- The prime minister has sought to blame the problem on local crime, but others suspect an international link.
- He blamed the situation on a downturn in retailing nationally, rising interest rates and the town's new traffic system.
- 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.
- I can recall blaming a sibling for all sorts of naughtiness when I was younger.
- Once you start, it is essential that you don't just blurt it all out as this may sound like you are blaming him.
- From his tone I wondered if he was partially blaming me for this inconvenience.
- 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.
- 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.
- It now makes multi-billion profits while blaming the government for high petrol prices.
- The community must look at itself critically rather than blaming the rest of the world for its problems.
- 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.
- Predictably, the farmers and the press are blaming the government for mishandling the crisis.
- What should we be doing now, so that in another 50 years they will not be blaming us for our lack of foresight?
- 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.
- So is blaming the fact that women bear children for lack of professional progress simply a convenient excuse?
- The annual shopping gala looked set to be cut to three days this year with the organisers blaming a lack of cash and interest.
- 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.
- Yesterday, the commission played down the figures, blaming a harsh winter for the increases.
- It was one of the rare cases in which blaming the messengers is totally justified.
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
- they blamed the theft on a young apprentice — culparon del robo a un joven aprendiz
3informal(disagree with, criticize)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?
1(responsibility)culpa femininethe 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 — echarle la culpa 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
2formal(condemnation, reproach)without blame — libre de culpa
- a life without blame — una vida intachable / sin tacha
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