knee

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knee(
ni
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (anatomy)
a. la rodilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I hit my knee on the corner of the table.Me golpeé la rodilla con la esquina de la mesa.
2. (clothing)
a. la rodilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I fell and ripped the knees of my pants.Me caí y rompí las rodillas de mis pantalones.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to hit with the knee)
a. dar un rodillazo
He kneed him in the groin.Le dio un rodillazo en la entrepierna.
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knee
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la rodilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
to go down on one's kneesarrodillarse, ponerse de rodillas
2. (fig)
a.
to bring somebody to his kneeshacer que alguien hinque la rodilla or se arrodille
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (hit with knee)
a. dar un rodillazo a
knee [niː]
noun
(Anat) rodilla (f); [of garment] rodilla (f)
on one's knees, on bended knee de rodillas
to bow the knee to humillarse ante; someterse a
a sharp pain nearly brought me to my knees un dolor agudo hizo que casi me cayera de rodillas
the embargo has brought the country to its knees el embargo ha llevado al país al borde del desastre
to fall on one's knees caer de rodillas
to go or get down on one's knees arrodillarse; ponerse de rodillas
to go or get down on one's knees to sb arrodillarse ante algn; to go to sb on (one's) bended knees suplicar a algn de rodillas
his knees were knocking le temblaban las rodillas
transitive verb
dar un rodillazo a
modifier
knee bend (n) flexión (f) de piernas
knee breeches (n) calzón (m) corto
knee jerk (n) reflejo (m) rotular
knee joint (n) articulación (f) de la rodilla
knee sock (n) calcetín (m) alto
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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