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"Our teacher is not old."

Translation:我们的老师不老。

January 22, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SzymonRuci

so he's just 师 xd


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eco-yi

Normally, we say"我们老师" instead of "我们的老师"。


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Riven333

Is "我们的老师不是旧" acceptable?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KX3.

It is unacceptable here. 旧 is generally for non-living things and 是 is not used in this kind of sentences; knowing whether or not something is suitable for a sentence, I think, is something that comes with practice and exposure to the language. However, if this is part of a longer sentence, it may be correct, e.g. 我们的老师不是老,而是善忘 or even when, for example, correcting someone, e.g. 我们的老师不是“旧”,而是“老”。 There are many ways to put this, these are what came to mind.

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