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Er schoß zwei Meter am Tor vorbei

English translation: He missed the goal by 2 metres

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German term or phrase:Er schoß zwei Meter am Tor vorbei
English translation:He missed the goal by 2 metres
Entered by: Michaela Sommer
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13:12 Apr 4, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: Er schoß zwei Meter am Tor vorbei
Er schoß zwei Meter am Tor vorbei

Vorbeischießen: to shoot by, to miss
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He missed the goal by 2 metres (5 feet?)
Explanation:
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Michaela Sommer
Local time: 23:56
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Summary of answers provided
na +1He missed the goal by 2 metres/7 feetRebekka Groß
na +1He missed the goal by 2 metres (5 feet?)
Michaela Sommer
naHe shot two metres wide of the goalKrokodil
naHe overshot the goal by six feetLesley
naHis shot went two metres wide.
Berry Prinsen
naHe shot two metres past the goal.Robin Salmon


  

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6 mins peer agreement (net): +1
He missed the goal by 2 metres (5 feet?)


Explanation:
knowledge of English

Michaela Sommer
Local time: 23:56
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 93
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agree  Roland Grefer
138 days
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2 hrs
He shot two metres past the goal.


Explanation:
This is just the first translation that came to me, as a native-speaker of English and a reasonably keen soccer fan.


    Own Knowledge
Robin Salmon
Australia
Local time: 08:56
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 293

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Rebekka Groß
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4 hrs
His shot went two metres wide.


Explanation:
This is the usual expression in football language.

Berry Prinsen
Spain
Local time: 23:56
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch

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11 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
He missed the goal by 2 metres/7 feet


Explanation:
Depending on the audience, i. e. British or US, you might want to use feet rather than metres. 2 metres is officially 6 foot 6.


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Rebekka Groß
Local time: 22:56
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 168

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agree  Roland Grefer
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12 hrs
He overshot the goal by six feet


Explanation:
"Overshoot" covers going over and by the goal. Imperial units instead of metric units seem to fit better.

Lesley
Local time: 22:56
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18 hrs
He shot two metres wide of the goal


Explanation:
Just another suggestion; "overshot" does not convey the sense of "vorbeischießen", i.e. shooting past rather than over the goal.

Krokodil
Germany
Local time: 23:56
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 416
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