Share this entry
British English: /niː/
American English: /ni/

Translation of knee in German:


  • 1
    Knie Neutr.
    the knees of his trousers were torn
    seine Hose war an den Knien zerrissen
    bend or bow the knee
    das Knie beugen (to vor) + Dat. [figurative] (behave humbly) sich beugen to Dat.
    on one's knees/on bended knee[s]
    auf Knien
    be on one's knees
    knien [figurative] (be defeated) in die Knie gezwungen sein [formal]
    bring or force somebody to his knees [figurative]
    jemanden in die Knie zwingen [formal]
    go down on one's knees [to or before somebody]
    [vor jemandem] auf die Knie sinken [formal]
  • 3 (thigh)hold a child etc. on one's knee
    ein Kind usw. auf den Knien od. auf dem Schoß haben
    put a child etc. over one's knee
    ein Kind usw. übers Knie legen [informal]
Definition of knee in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.