la rodilla
-the knee
See the entry for rodilla.


Medical Spanish 
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (anatomy)
a. knee
Se puso de rodillas para pedir perdón.He got down on his knees to ask for forgiveness.
El jugador de baloncesto se lesionó la rodilla.The basketball player injured his knee.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. knee
estaba de rodillashe was on his knees
2. (fig)
te lo pido de rodillasI'm begging you
doblar o hincar la rodillato go down on one knee
ponerse de rodillasto kneel (down)
1 (Anatomía) knee
de rodillas kneeling; doblar o hincar la rodilla (arrodillarse) to kneel down; (ser servil) to bow; humble o.s.;ante to; estar de rodillas to be kneeling; be kneeling down; hincarse de o ponerse de rodillas to kneel; kneel down; get down on one's knees
[poner] de rodillas a algn
pusieron al país de rodillas they brought the country to its knees
2 (para llevar carga) pad
3 (paño) floor cloth; mop
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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