Blaming is an expression that is used to say on somebody the responsibility for something done (badly or wrongly) or not done.
Expressions of Blaming Someone :
- It was your fault
- You are the one to blame
- Serves you right
- It’s not true
- It wasn’t me
- You are wrong, I didn’t do it
- I am not the one to blame
Example Dialogue of Blaming :
Ita : Hey, you. stop!
Vita : What is it?
Ita : You are to blame for steel my earphone.
Vita : I’m not. I don’t do that.
Ita : But everybody in class said you do that. You have to be responsible for this!
Vita : Prove it. I will change your earphone if you can prove it.
Ita : OK. I will.
Accusing is an expression when someone said that person did something wrong although she/he doesn’t know the truth, like stealing.
Expression of Accusing Someone :
- It must have been you who did it
(pastilah Kamu yang telah melakukannya)
- I think you’re the only person who could have done it
(saya kira hanya kamulah satu-satunya orang yang bisa mekakukannya)
- You must be doing something wrong
- You must be the doer
Responses of Accusing :
- I’m sorry. It’s my fault
- Sorry for my fault
- I’m sorry for the things. I’ve donne
- It’s my responsibility. I’m sorry
Example dialog :
Dede looks angry when she doesn’t find her mobile phone. She thinks Jupe has stolen it. Then, she comes to Jupe.
Dede : Hey you! You stole my mobile phone.
Jupe : Huh! How dare you are. I won’t do that suck things.
Dede : Yea, I’ve seen you out of my room. It must be you stealing my mobile phone.
Jupe : I never do it. Why do you always suspect in me?
Dede : Yea. Because you’re suck. You …
Before Depe continues her words, Jupe hits her on the face. Depe suddenly gets faint.