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British English: /niː/
American English: /ni/

Translation of knee in French:


  • (Anatomy) [literal] [figurative] to be on/fall to one's knees
    être/tomber à genoux
    to be up to one's knees in water to sit on somebody's knee
    s'asseoir sur les genoux de quelqu'un
    come and sit on my knee
    viens t'asseoir sur mes genoux
    to have the paper open on one's knee
    avoir le journal ouvert sur les genoux
    to eat on one's knee
    manger sur ses genoux
    on (one's) hands and knees
    à quatre pattes
    to go down on bended knee (to somebody)

transitive verb

  • donner un coup de genou à (person)


to bring ou force somebody/something to his/its knees

mettre quelqu'un/quelque chose à genoux

to go weak at the knees

avoir les jambes qui flageolent
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