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    Please help me translate this text

    Я познакомилась с Эйлин, женой моего брата Джоноа, когда мне было семь. Только тоггда она не была его женой. Это была эффектная 19-летняя девушкас с осветленными предями волос, экстравагантная, веселая и страшно боящаяся своих родителей. Когда она впервые пришла к нам на ужин, я сразу влюбилась в нее.

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    I met (became/get acquainted with) Эйлин?, my brother John’s wife, when I was seven. She wasn’t his wife then. She was a charming 19-year-old girl with blond streaks in her hair, bizarre, gay, and страшно боящаяся своих родителей. When she came to dinner for the first time, I fell in love with her at once.

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    страшно боящаяся своих родителей

    Sounds to me like it says she was, quite afraid of her parents.
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    When I was 7-years-old, I got acquantied with Ayline, my brother John's wife. However, she had not been his wife those times. She used to be a showy 19-year-old, with her locks turned into blonde-like. Also she was odd and cheerful. She would be afraid of her parents very much. So, when she came to ours for the first time, I fell in love at once.

    I don't have proffesional exprience in translating from Russian into English. Corrections are welcome.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Мой вариант:

    I was seven when I first met Eileen, the wife of my brother John. But back then she wasn't his wife. She was a striking 19-year-old with beached streaks in her hair, excentric, cheerful and terribly afraid of her parents. When she first came to our place for a dinner, I immediately fell in love with her.

    В обшем и целом, мне вариант Ильи больше понравился

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