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If you say "Mi profesor viejo," your indicating your teacher old age-wise. I was wondering how you indicate that your talking about a past teacher.

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You can change the order "Mi viejo profesor". –  user983248 Jun 17 '12 at 19:27
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You can use "ex" or "antiguo".

Mi antiguo profesor.

Mi ex profesor.

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I'm not sure if using "ex" adequately describes the thought. I would say "Mi Profesor cuando yo estudiaba en ..." –  FrankComputerAtYmailDotCom Jun 23 '12 at 0:02
    
"Mi antiguo profesor" is just perfect. "Mi exprofesor" does not sound right, for the same reason that you would not say "mi exmaestro". "Exprofesor" would be correct in a different situation, for example: "un exprofesor de instituto fue detenido por descargarse pornografía infantil". –  Albertus Jul 3 '12 at 19:58
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Probably the literal translation is not the usual way.

My old English teacher told me ...

Mi profesor de inglés del año pasado me dijo ...

Un profesor de inglés que tuve me dijo ...

Archibaldo, que fué mi profesor de inglés, me dijo que ...
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If you were referring to the previous, or immediately "past" teacher, I would say, "mi profesor anterior."

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"Anterior" would mean "previous", as in "last teacher". –  JoulSauron Jun 30 '12 at 0:00
    
@JoulSauron: "A previous" teacher is by definition a "past" teacher. They both stand in contrast to "old" (in the sense of "not young.") –  Tom Au Jun 30 '12 at 0:08
    
If you say "mi profesor anterior" it means "my last teacher". –  JoulSauron Jun 30 '12 at 0:12
    
@JoulSauron: If you say "last," then you mean "IMMEDIATELY" past, as opposed to way in the past, right? –  Tom Au Jun 30 '12 at 0:14
    
Exactly, the previous one. –  JoulSauron Jun 30 '12 at 0:17
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