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I am looking for "some" teacher - how should I say that?

Posted by ok4rm September 1, 2011 in the Group General Discussion.

Hello everybody, 

I would like to say something like "I am looking for some English teacher", i.e. it does not matter who will be the teacher. I got used to definite and indefinite articles in English, but I miss this in Mandarin.

When I say "wǒ zhǎo yīng wén lǎo shī" 我找 英文 老师 is it the same as with "some"?

What about if I wanted to say "I am looking for *the* English teacher" (someone I met before)? Should I add "nà ge" then? So the sentence would be “我找那个英文老师” ?

-- Jindra

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