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le pegó con el empeine

English translation: (She) He kicked the ball with her/his instep

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Spanish term or phrase:le pegó con el empeine
English translation:(She) He kicked the ball with her/his instep
Entered by: Monica Colangelo
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04:03 Jun 8, 2002
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: le pegó con el empeine
in football kicking the ball with the upper right side of the foot, which only good players master
aivars
Argentina
Local time: 22:31
(S)he kicked the ball with her/his instep
Explanation:
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The Instep Drive

An instep drive is a hard, low kick, usually at the goal. It is called an instep drive because you kick the ball with the instep part
of your foot, or the part of the foot that the shoelaces cover. The instep is the hardest part of your foot.

The idea of the instep drive is to kick the ball hard and low, straight to the target. To do this, your instep must make contact
with the center of the ball. If you hit it below the center, the ball will rise. If you hit the ball on the side, it will curve and go the
wrong way.

Place your other foot along side of the ball, about six inches away, with the toes pointing to where you want to kick it. Bend
your knee slightly and push forward so that it is over the foot, and in line with the ball.

Lean forward over the ball when you kick it to keep the ball low. Keep your head in front of the ball, and the knee of your
kicking leg directly over the ball as you kick it. You should first practice this skill with a still ball. Back up about four or five
steps from the ball and run up to it to kick. Kick your leg with a smooth swing, and don't forget to follow through in line with the
path of the ball. If you keep your arms spread apart, it will help with balance.

If you have trouble running straight toward the ball, try approaching it from a slight angle. As you arrive at the ball, place your
non-kicking foot about 6 inches away from it, pointing your toes in the direction you want to kick the ball. Point your kicking
foot down and slightly outwards. When the knee of your kicking foot is over the ball, kick it with your instep.
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Monica Colangelo
Argentina
Local time: 22:31
Grading comment
not only have we lost against the English, now we get lessons in English on how to kick the ball, :)
excellent report trixiemck
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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5 +1(S)he kicked the ball with her/his instep
Monica Colangelo


  

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(S)he kicked the ball with her/his instep


Explanation:
Wanna learn how to do it?

The Instep Drive

An instep drive is a hard, low kick, usually at the goal. It is called an instep drive because you kick the ball with the instep part
of your foot, or the part of the foot that the shoelaces cover. The instep is the hardest part of your foot.

The idea of the instep drive is to kick the ball hard and low, straight to the target. To do this, your instep must make contact
with the center of the ball. If you hit it below the center, the ball will rise. If you hit the ball on the side, it will curve and go the
wrong way.

Place your other foot along side of the ball, about six inches away, with the toes pointing to where you want to kick it. Bend
your knee slightly and push forward so that it is over the foot, and in line with the ball.

Lean forward over the ball when you kick it to keep the ball low. Keep your head in front of the ball, and the knee of your
kicking leg directly over the ball as you kick it. You should first practice this skill with a still ball. Back up about four or five
steps from the ball and run up to it to kick. Kick your leg with a smooth swing, and don't forget to follow through in line with the
path of the ball. If you keep your arms spread apart, it will help with balance.

If you have trouble running straight toward the ball, try approaching it from a slight angle. As you arrive at the ball, place your
non-kicking foot about 6 inches away from it, pointing your toes in the direction you want to kick the ball. Point your kicking
foot down and slightly outwards. When the knee of your kicking foot is over the ball, kick it with your instep.

Monica Colangelo
Argentina
Local time: 22:31
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 1014
Grading comment
not only have we lost against the English, now we get lessons in English on how to kick the ball, :)
excellent report trixiemck

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Guiri: might be more journalistic to say struck instead of hit.
5 hrs
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