above me


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A man walks by another seated.

"He pauses above me".

Pour rendre "above me", à part une périphrase lourde ("il me domine de sa haute taille"), je peine.
  • Kelly B

    Senior Member
    USA English
    Can you say il se dresse devant moi here, or would that give the (incorrect) impression that he wasn't standing before?
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    English - US and Canada
    Is the nuance essential? After all, the reader knows that one person is standing and the other is seated. Could you just say il s'arrête devant moi?
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