What is the difference between zuständig and verantwortlich?
Duolingo says that "zuständig" and "verantwortlich" both mean "responsible," but my dictionary only gives "relevant" as a translation for "zuständig."
So what do each of these words mean and what is there difference?
zuständig: in charge
"Zuständig" is who has to carry out a certain task. "Verantwortlich" is the one who is (legally) responsible for it. You can also be "verantwortlich" for a damage, for a child etc...
Of yourse someone who is "zuständig" for something will also often be "verantwortlich" if he didn't do it right or something went wrong!