arrodillarse

arrodillarse(
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rroh
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dee
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yahr
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seh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to genuflect)
a. to kneel down
Todas las noches, la pequeña niña se arrodilla junto a su cama y reza.Every night, the little girl kneels down by her bed and prays.
b. to kneel
Ana lloró de felicidad cuando vio a su novio arrodillarse y ofrecerle el anillo.Ana burst in happy tears when she saw her boyfriend kneel and offer her the ring.
arrodillar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to bend the knees)
a. to make kneel
Como castigo, arrodilló a su hijo en una esquina del cuarto por 15 minutos.As punishment, he made his son kneel at a corner of the room for 15 minutes.
b. to bring someone to his knees
El retador arrodilló al campeón mundial.The challenger brought the world champion to his knees.
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