Translation of blame in Spanish:


echarle la culpa a, v.

Pronunciation: /bleɪm//bleɪm/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (find responsible)
    echarle la culpa a
    don'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

    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 / 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