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  1. N culpa f

  2. VT

    1. (=hold responsible) culpar, echar la culpa a

    2. (=reproach) censurar

  3. CPD

Examples from texts

I do not blame her.'
No puedo culparla.
Sansom, Christopher John / DissolutionSansom, Christopher John / El gallo negro
El gallo negro
Sansom, Christopher John
Sansom, Christopher John
© C.J. Sansom, 2003
To be free of blame for having the disease and of guilt for having survived it;
No ser culpado por haber tenido la enfermedad, ni sentirse culpable de haberla sobrevivido.
©2012 International Myeloma Foundation
©2012 International Myeloma Foundation
Show our children that we do not blame everyone else when we do the wrong thing or when things go wrong through bad luck.
Mostrar a nuestros hijos que nosotros no culpamos a nadie cuando hacemos lo incorrecto o cuando las cosas van mal debido a la mala suerte.
© New South Wales Health Department for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales
© New South Wales Health Department for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales
"No, you can't blame yourself." In the mood she was in, boosting me took effort.
– No, no puede culparse de ello -con el humor en que ella estaba, el animarme le requirió un esfuerzo.
Kellerman, Jonathan / When The Bough BreaksKellerman, Jonathan / La Rama Rota
La Rama Rota
Kellerman, Jonathan
When The Bough Breaks
Kellerman, Jonathan
© 1985 by Jonathan Kellerman

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to bear or take the blame — asumir la culpa
to lay or put the blame (for sth) on sb — echar a algn la culpa (de algo)

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be to blame
tener la culpa
put the blame on
echar la culpa a

Word forms


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)blaming
Past Participle (Participle II)blamed
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I blamewe blame
you blameyou blame
he/she/it blamesthey blame
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am blamingwe are blaming
you are blamingyou are blaming
he/she/it is blamingthey are blaming
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have blamedwe have blamed
you have blamedyou have blamed
he/she/it has blamedthey have blamed
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been blamingwe have been blaming
you have been blamingyou have been blaming
he/she/it has been blamingthey have been blaming
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I blamedwe blamed
you blamedyou blamed
he/she/it blamedthey blamed
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was blamingwe were blaming
you were blamingyou were blaming
he/she/it was blamingthey were blaming
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had blamedwe had blamed
you had blamedyou had blamed
he/she/it had blamedthey had blamed
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been blamingwe had been blaming
you had been blamingyou had been blaming
he/she/it had been blamingthey had been blaming
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will blamewe shall/will blame
you will blameyou will blame
he/she/it will blamethey will blame
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be blamingwe shall/will be blaming
you will be blamingyou will be blaming
he/she/it will be blamingthey will be blaming
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have blamedwe shall/will have blamed
you will have blamedyou will have blamed
he/she/it will have blamedthey will have blamed
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been blamingwe shall/will have been blaming
you will have been blamingyou will have been blaming
he/she/it will have been blamingthey will have been blaming
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would blamewe should/would blame
you would blameyou would blame
he/she/it would blamethey would blame
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be blamingwe should/would be blaming
you would be blamingyou would be blaming
he/she/it would be blamingthey would be blaming
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have blamedwe should/would have blamed
you would have blamedyou would have blamed
he/she/it would have blamedthey would have blamed
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been blamingwe should/would have been blaming
you would have been blamingyou would have been blaming
he/she/it would have been blamingthey would have been blaming
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am blamedwe are blamed
you are blamedyou are blamed
he/she/it is blamedthey are blamed
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being blamedwe are being blamed
you are being blamedyou are being blamed
he/she/it is being blamedthey are being blamed
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been blamedwe have been blamed
you have been blamedyou have been blamed
he/she/it has been blamedthey have been blamed
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was blamedwe were blamed
you were blamedyou were blamed
he/she/it was blamedthey were blamed
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being blamedwe were being blamed
you were being blamedyou were being blamed
he/she/it was being blamedthey were being blamed
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been blamedwe had been blamed
you had been blamedyou had been blamed
he/she/it had been blamedthey had been blamed
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be blamedwe shall/will be blamed
you will be blamedyou will be blamed
he/she/it will be blamedthey will be blamed
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been blamedwe shall/will have been blamed
you will have been blamedyou will have been blamed
he/she/it will have been blamedthey will have been blamed


Common caseblameblames
Possessive caseblame'sblames'