Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Monday March 11, 2013
to kneel, to kneel down
Derived from rodilla, knee, is the verb arrodillarse, to kneel. Notice that it has two letter -rs and two -ls.
Se arrodillaron frente a ella.
They kneeled down in front of her.
Ana se arrodilló frente a la cama.
Ana knelt down in front of the bed.
You often use the participle arrodillado to talk about being in a kneeling position.
Quedó arrodillado en el suelo.
He was kneeling on the ground.
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