Translation of "fault" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /fɔːlt/ us /fɔlt/
be someone’s fault

B1 If something bad that happened is someone’s fault, they made it happen.

ser culpa de alguien
The accident was not my fault.

something that is wrong with something

The car has a serious design fault.

something that is wrong with someone’s character

He has many faults, but laziness isn’t one of them.
be at fault

to be responsible for something bad that has happened

tener la culpa
I was at fault and I would like to apologize.
The judge found the driver to be at fault for the accident.
verb uk /fɔːlt/ us /fɔlt/

to find a reason to criticize someone or something

I can’t fault the way that they dealt with the complaint.

(Translation of “fault” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /foːlt/

a mistake; something for which one is to blame

The accident was your fault.

an imperfection; something wrong

defecto, tara
There is a fault in this machine
a fault in his character.

a crack in the rock surface of the earth

faults in the earth’s crust.
faultless adjective

without fault; perfect

perfecto, intachable, impecable
a faultless performance.
faultlessly adverb

The horse cleared all the fences faultlessly.
faulty adjective

(usually of something mechanical) not made or working correctly

a faulty light switch.
at fault

wrong or to blame

tener la culpa
She was at fault for the error.
find fault with

to criticize or complain of

criticar a alguien
She is always finding fault with her husband.
to a fault

to too great an extent

en exceso
She was generous to a fault.

(Translation of “fault” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)