"The teachers at my school are very good ...

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how to say "The teachers at my school are very good but the school building is very old fashioned and falling apart"
not LITERALLY 'falling apart'... but as in it's just so old and breaking!
i think it starts..
los profesores en mi colegio son muy bueno pero el colegio edificio es antiguo y es....
not sure if thats right!
and help greatly appreciated!

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updated MAY 7, 2009
posted by Katieee

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los profesores en mi colegio son muy buenos, pero el colegio edificio es antiguo y es....

I'd definitely say:

... y se cae a pedazos.

meaning "falling to bits", both in a literal sense, and to mean old, worn out,... It is pretty much what you asked for.

updated MAY 7, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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I just found this:

dilapidated
[d''læp'de't'd]
adjetivo
1. derruido(a) (building);
destartalado(a) (car
to be dilapidated -> estar derruido(a)/destartalado(a)

All you really need to say is:
pero el edificio esta derruido

but you can say
pero el edificio es viejo (o antiguo if you still like it's charm) y esta derruido

updated MAY 7, 2009
posted by la-toronja-loca
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And bueno or whatever adjective you use to describe sus profesores should match in number, i.e. son buenos.

updated MAY 7, 2009
posted by la-toronja-loca
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Also don't repeat colegio before edificio as the correct use would be el edificio del colegio, but it's really not necessary to repeat.

updated MAY 7, 2009
posted by la-toronja-loca
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viejo is better for describing old in a dilapidated sense
es en un estado de dilapidacion could be used to finish the sentence.

updated MAY 7, 2009
posted by la-toronja-loca