Spanish Verb CULPAR: to blame

The Spanish verb culpar means 'to blame ' and is a regular Spanish AR verb.

To remember this, imagine they blame the CULPABLE man!

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Read on, below the CULPAR verb table...
           to blame: culpar
Imagine they blame the CULPABLE man!
Simple Tenses culpar
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

culpo culpas culpa culpamos culpáis culpan

culpaba culpabas culpaba culpábamos culpabais culpaban

culpé culpaste culpó culpamos culpasteis culparon

will blame
culparé culparás culpará culparemos culparéis culparán

would blame
culparía culparías culparía culparíamos culparíais culparían

may blame
culpe culpes culpe culpemos culpéis culpen
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subjuntivo

may blame
culpara culparas culpara culpáramos culparais culparan
culpase culpases culpase culpásemos culpaseis culpasen
Imperative Tenses culpar

¡culpa! ¡culpe! ¡culpemos! ¡culpad! ¡culpen!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't blame!
¡no culpes! ¡no culpe! ¡no culpemos! ¡no culpéis! ¡no culpen!
Compound Tenses culpar - Past Participle culpado - blamed
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have blamed
he culpado has culpado ha culpado hemos culpado habéis culpado han culpado
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had blamed
hube culpado hubiste culpado hubo culpado hubimos culpado hubisteis culpado hubieron culpado
Past Perfect

had blamed
había culpado habías culpado había culpado habíamos culpado habíais culpado habían culpado
Present Perfect Subjunctive
Presente perfecto

have blamed
haya culpado hayas culpado haya culpado hayamos culpado hayáis culpado hayan culpado
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have blamed
habré culpado habrás culpado habrá culpado habremos culpado habréis culpado habrán culpado
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have blamed
habría culpado habrías culpado habría culpado habríamos culpado habríais culpado habrían culpado

may have blamed
hubiera culpado hubieras culpado hubiera culpado hubiéramos culpado hubierais culpado hubieran culpado
hubiese culpado hubieses culpado hubiese culpado hubiésemos culpado hubieseis culpado hubiesen culpado
Progressive Tenses: Present Participle culpando - blaming
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am blaming
estoy culpando estás culpando está culpando estamos culpando está culpando están culpando
Preterit Progressive

was blaming
estuve culpando estuviste culpando estuvo culpando estuvimos culpando estuvisteis culpando estuvieron culpando
Imperfect Progressive

had been blaming
estaba culpando estabas culpando estaba culpando estábamos culpando estabais culpando estaban culpando
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto

will be blaming
estaré culpando estarás culpando estará culpando estaremos culpando estaréis culpando estarán culpando
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perfecto

would've been blaming
estaría culpando estarías culpando estabría culpando estaríamos culpando estaríais culpando estarían culpando
Subjunctive Progressive

may've been blaming
que ~ culpando que ~ culpando que ~ culpando que ~ culpando que ~ culpando que ~ culpando
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Spanish for blame is culpar culpar can also mean: to accuse..
culpar a alguien de algo: to blame someone for something.

Spanish for blame is culpar la culpa (nf): offence, sin; fault, blame.
la culpabilidad (nf): guilt.
una cara de culpabilidad (nf): a guilty look (lit. face).

Spanish for blame is culpar culpable (adj m/f): culpable, guilty, responsible.
ser culpable de: to be guilty of.
el/la culpable (nm/f): culprit.

you informal vos replaces - you, informal, singular -
- in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and also in some countries of Central America.
Sometimes it also replaces the formal singular 'Usted'.
In regular AR verbs, the conjugations remain the same as for except for the addition of accents in the following tenses:
Presente:  vos culpás
Imperativo:  ¡culpá!


  • The Spanish verb for blame culpar is an Regular AR verb.
  • Learn to conjugate culpar and it will reinforce this regular pattern.
  • Do a series of verbs every day for a month and you will have a solid knowledge of the verbs' conjugation patterns. Keep doing them with a new one every day from the Spanish Verbs List.
  • The same applies to the various patterns. Each month we feature a daily verb from one of the major pattern groups.
  • Repeating these tables aloud 10 times throughout the day will better embed the patterns into your subconscious, and your long term memory.
  • Reciting aloud is a great way for you to practice your pronunciation, and helps you to memorize the conjugations.

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