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

Translation of knee in Spanish:


  • 1 (Anatomy) I felt weak at the knees
    se me aflojaron las piernas
    to be on one's knees
    estar arrodillado
    estar de rodillas
    estar de hinojos [literary]
    he fell on his knees in front of the king
    cayó de rodillas ante el rey
    se postró de hinojos ante el rey [literary]
    to go or get down on one's knees (down) on your knees!
    ¡de rodillas!
    I'm not going down on my knees to him
    no se lo voy a pedir de rodillas
    my/his knees were knocking [colloquial]
    me/le temblaban las piernas
    to bow or bend the knee to somebody
    doblar la cerviz ante alguien
    on bended knee(s)
    de rodillas
    de hinojos [literary]
    to bring somebody to his/her knees
    doblegar or humillar a alguien
    to bring something to its kneesthe strike brought the country to its knees
    la huelga llevó el país al borde del desastre
    knee joint
    articulación (feminine) de la rodilla
    Example sentences
    • He will be out for the season after having an operation on his knee to repair cruciate ligaments.
    • He rested on the floor on his hands and knees complaining of severe abdominal pain.
    • For instance, be sure you can extend and flex your injured knee as fully as the other one.
  • 2 (Clothing) my trousers have gone at the knee
    se me han roto los pantalones en la rodilla
    Example sentences
    • I fell twice on the way home, soaking my mittens and the knees of my leggings.
    • On the evening of her disappearance, she was wearing a pink sleeveless top, blue jeans with holes in the knees, a khaki duffel coat and black trainers.
    • Faulkner wore jeans faded at the knees, a broad hat, and photochromic sunglasses.
  • 3 (kick) [colloquial] (no plural) he gave him a knee in the back
    le pegó un rodillazo en la espalda

transitive verb

  • darle or pegarle un rodillazo a
    he kneed me in the groin
    me dio un rodillazo en la ingle
    Example sentences
    • But eyewitnesses had earlier told the court how the youth had set upon Mr Worrell, kneeing him in the face before deliberately stabbing him in the chest.
    • He is accused of throwing the 37-year-old saleswoman against a wall, kneeing her in the head and striking her head on the ground.
    • And not having slept on my own for more than three weeks, I now can't seem to drop off without someone next to me hogging the duvet and kneeing me in the back.
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