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    Overshadow somebody

    Faire de l'ombre

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    Will оттенить appropriate for?
    Я так думаю.

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    To overshadow somebody = затмевать кого-либо

    Overshadow in general:
    1 Омрачать (cloud)
    2 Затмевать (eclipse)
    3 Затенять, бросать тень на (cast a shadow over)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada
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    я ненавижу когда ты меня затмишь со своими чепухами

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leof
    Will оттенить appropriate for?
    That usually means to emphasize something (artistically).

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    Yes it does.
    Я так думаю.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan
    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada
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    я ненавижу, когда ты меня затмеваешь со своей чепухой
    чепуха has no plural.
    But that sounds like nonsense. Затмевать means to overwhelm by magnitude, maybe омрачать fits here better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisces
    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan
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    я ненавижу, когда ты меня затмеваешь со своей чепухой
    чепуха has no plural.
    But that sounds like nonsense. Затмевать means to overwhelm by magnitude, maybe омрачать fits here better.
    I just want to know if I'm using the correct verb

    In english it would goes like

    Overshadowed by the strong character of his father, Joe was psychologically weak.

    This politician overshadows my career...

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    Overshadowed by the strong character of his father, Joe was psychologically weak.
    In my odd opinion it could be translated in Russian in a different way:

    Задавленный (oppressed) суровым характером отца, Джо был психологически слаб.

    Ущемлённый (aggrieved) суровым характером отца, Джо был психологически слаб.

    An other phrase:

    Joe's unhappy life was overshadowed by the strong character of his father.
    Here the word gets its right by law:
    Несчастливая жизнь Джо была омрачена суровым характером его папаши.

    His father's death did not overshadow poor Joe's life too much.
    Смерть отца не сильно омрачила жизнь бедняги Джо.
    Я так думаю.

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    oppressed is too strong IMO

    aggrieved is too psychological

    Litteraly, being in the shadow of someone. Someone is stealing the spotlights away from you. That's not oppression

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    Then lead what Lampada said - затмить


    or from the other side - находиться/оставаться/пребывать/быть в тени чего-либо = to be/stay in a shadow of something/somebody.

    The father's perfect professional reputation overshadowed the son's modest success. Unseen and mostly ignored by the critics he stood in a shadow of his father's fame. His name told nothing but that he was an infamous son of a well known parent.

    Безупречная профессиональная репутация отца затмевала скромные успехи сына. Незамеченный критиками, он оставался в тени отцовской славы. Его имя ничего не говорило - лишь то, что он был неизвестным сыном знаменитого родителя.
    Я так думаю.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leof
    Безупречная профессиональная репутация отца затмивала...
    затмевала
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Thank you! Done!
    Я так думаю.

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