In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(responsabilidad)nadie tiene la culpa — nobody's to blame
- le echaron la culpa de todo a ella — they blamed it all on her
- no fue culpa tuya — it wasn't your fault
- llegó tarde por culpa del tráfico — he arrived late because of the traffic
- no importa de quién es la culpa — it doesn't matter whose fault it is
- ¿y qué culpa tengo yo? — and what fault is that of mine?
- la culpa no la tiene el chancho sino quien le da de comer / quien le rasca el lomo — it's not his/her/their fault
2(falta, pecado)sinaquel que esté libre de culpa que tire la primera piedra — let he who is free from sin cast the first stone
- estamos pagando por las culpas ajenas — we're paying for the sins of others / for other people's faults
3Psychologyguiltcon mucho sentimiento de culpa — with a great feeling of guilt
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